Startup Recovery Fail on Toshiba laptop
Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:39 PM
Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:58 PM
If not, you can try restoring to what Toshiba calls the Out-of-box state, or Factory New state. Starting on page 63 of the Users Manual found here: Satellite A665-S5170 support
Before you do this, make sure you save any data she doesn't want to lose, pictures, documents, music, etc. There are many ways to do this on a non-booting system. One of the easiest is to boot a Live Linux Mint Mate USB flash drive and save data from there. It's very "Windows" like so easy to use.
See here: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
To recover the original factory image using the utilities on your
computer’s internal storage drive:
1 Make sure the computer is turned off.
2 Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard while
powering on the computer.
3 If your system offers a choice of Windows® 7 32-bit or 64-bit
operating system, select one at this time. If not, skip to step 4.
4 A warning screen appears, stating that when the recovery is
executed all data will be deleted and rewritten. Click Yes to
5 When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a
process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default
Software and then click Next.
6 The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears.
Select Recover to out-of-box state.
7 Click Next.
A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data
will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure to save your
work to external media before proceeding (see “Backing up
your work” on page 107).
8 Click Next to begin the recovery.
When the process is complete, a message displays indicating
that the internal storage drive has been recovered.
9 Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer.
Once that's done you will need to run Windows Update multiple times until all updates are downloaded an installed. After that, restore saved data, install software, etc.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:30 PM
1. downloaded linux mint mate ver. 14
2. extracted files to a blank usb drive
3. Clicked f12 at startup and selected usb as boot source, (it did read that a usb stick was plugged in)
It seemed not to read what was on the drive or I missed a step.
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