Restoring your Toshiba Tecra to factory settings allows you to reset your computer to the settings it featured on the day you purchased it. While this process may be counterproductive if you plan to continue to use the computer for your own use, it can be a good idea to restore the computer to factory settings if, for example, you plan to give away or sell your computer. Restoring the factory settings clears all of your private data.
Click "Start" and "Restart" to restart your computer. Press the "F8" key when your computer shows the "Toshiba" logo on the screen during the restart.
Use your arrow keys to select the "Repair your Computer" option from the screen and click "Enter."
Click on the drop-down menus in the pop-up screen that appears to select your language and keyboard layout. Select "Next."
Choose your user name from the drop-down menu and enter the password. Click the "OK" button. To restore the computer to its factory settings, you must log in as the system administrator.
Click the "Toshiba HD Recovery" link, which is found at the bottom of the page. A new page will open. Click "Next" to restore factory settings.
Click "Next" again.
Click "Yes" and select the "Restart" button when it appears on the screen. Your Toshiba Tecra will now be restored to factory settings.