I have a brand new (two days old !!) NB305 10F Netbook and whilst it's a very nice bit of kit it takes getting on for half an hour or so to boot up !!
I've done nothing to this thing aopart from hook it up to my home wireless network and since shutting down after that it's just not functioning properly. I've tried powering down and re-booting in safe mode but it still takes forever !
What's up (Toshiba Support line will get 'phoned later this afternoon !) and how can I revert to the out of the box settings ? DO I boot up and enter BIOS with F2 or is there a magic F8 or similar to reset everything ?
On every new Toshiba notebook is preinstalled original Toshiba recovery image. This recovery image contains many tools and utilities and also additional applications. Most of them start with operating system and slow down boot-up time.
Please note: when you get new notebook Microsoft updates are set to automatic so when you start your notebook and there is LAN or WLAN connation your notebook will start to download updates automatically and it will slow down whole notebook performance.
I think your notebook is slow because it download and install a lot of Windows updates in background. Also SP1 for Windows 7 was released few weeks ago and installation takes a long time.
I would start Windows update to make sure all updates are installed now. Then it shouldn’t run Windows update in background anymore.
Also optimize your OS. Disable start up programs that you need anymore and don’t install unecassary software.