How to Boot the Recovery Partition on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop

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How to Boot the Recovery Partition on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop
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Toshiba is an electronics company that produces a range of different products. Satellite is a line of laptops produced by Toshiba, all of which feature a recovery partition. A recovery partition is a section of the laptop reserved for formatting purposes--it allows you to erase your hard drive and replace it with the reserved partition.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • USB drive

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the USB stick into a free USB port on the laptop.

  2. 2

    Click "Start" and open "Computer."

  3. 3

    Double-click the icon for your USB drive. This will be under the Devices With Removable Storage area.

  4. 4

    Click and drag you personal files into the USB drive.

  5. 5

    Remove the USB, click "Start" and select "Shut Down."

  6. 6

    Start up your computer and instantly press and hold '0' to prompt options regarding your recovery partition.

  7. 7

    Select "Recovery of Factory Default Software" and click "Next." This will replace your existing partition with the recovery partition.

  8. 8

    Confirm the decision to begin the process. Once the process is finished, your computer will restart.

  9. 9

    Wait for your computer to fully load, insert your USB stick and restore your personal files.

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