Just a brief question. How do I restore my Toshiba Satellite C660 to the factory settings? I have no recovery disks etc, and there is nothing on the PC I need to back up. Simply a straightforward factory restore to its original settings,
Some sites say press 0 (zero) and follow instructions. Others say press F8 and follow instructions. Hopefully one of these is correct but which one?
Thanks. The laptop didn't come with any restore discs, and there's nothing on here I need to keep or back up, so the F8 etc option looks like the way to go. The PC came with Win 7 pre-installed and I haven't modified anything on it since purchasing over 12 months ago.
No new notebook model would be released with an recover disk… the recovery disk needs to be created using an preinstalled software called Toshiba recovery media creator… but this and other recovery methods were explained in user manual.
I ran the repair program as suggested, not having been able to locate my CD to recover the system. This took over 24 hours to complete, which might indicate the laptop is beyond recovery. The Windows 7 re-installation started, but after about 3 hours it gave up and froze solid. The only way to close down was to switch off the laptop by holding the power button. The laptop opens as far as the starting windows logo then hangs, turning off via the power button is the only way to close down.
I have now found the recovery CD's and tried using as instructed by the insert, namely to press C at the same time as powering on. The only response I am getting is as follows:
"No CD/DVD-ROM drives found"
"Device driver not found: 'TOSCD001'."
"No valid CDROM device drivers selected"
"Please insert Recovery CD-ROM #1 !"
"Press any key to continue . . ."
I have entered f12 to ensure BIOS is pointed to the CD-ROM drive, but it still refuses to power the drive when I try to run the Recovery discs.
From my knowledge this error message appears because of wrong or faulty disk and image which was placed on the disk.
Furthermore the message “"Please insert Recovery CD-ROM #1 ” would confirm that the inserted disk is not the right one. Mostly the Toshiba recover image needs to be written to two (and more) disks. Therefore I think you did not boot from the 1st Recovery Disk