07-31-2011 07:00 PM
I'm tryiong to wipe my laptop (Satellite A305) clean and reinstall Vista using my recovery disk and the Toshiba Recovery Wizard. When I get the the point of no return I have 2 options, either Recovery of Factory Default Software or Erase the hard disk. I've tried to use the first option (Recovery of Factory Default Software) before and it didn't wipe the virus I have on my computer off so I want to try the second option (Erase the hard disk) but i'm not sure what will happen
08-01-2011 01:58 PM
To rid yourself of a virus, you should delete all the partitions and overwrite all of the sectors on the hard disk. Those bugs can hide even in other partitions.
See the section Recovering the original factory image (recommended recovery method), which begins on p. 62 of the User's Guide.
That Guide most likely applies to your computer. But if you reply, be sure to give us the complete model number. I've noticed that sometimes Toshiba modifies the Guide.
02-25-2012 12:47 AM
Will choosing to erase the hard disk however erase operating system and all? will the computer be re-instated to out of factory state again? will you just have a blank screen?
02-25-2012 09:45 AM
When you restore the hard disk to its original out-of-the-box contents using Toshiba recovery media, everything is replaced (erased if you like).
The disk is just like you received it originally.
02-27-2012 10:39 PM
The second option is easy to perform and can erase all problems of your PC without any hassle..I have heard about any data recovery programs which can help in recovering the formatted or deleted data back....
03-27-2012 11:07 AM
That is what I am doing at this moment...erasing my hard disk on a toshiba A350D series....It is presently using disk 1 of 2.Question: after it gets through this and erases the hard disk..(looks like its going to take about 24 hours!?) I imagine it will prompt me to put disc 2 of 2 in...Will this disc restore windows vista operating system on my laptop??
10-13-2012 01:53 PM
hello i choose that option too. and it takes more than 15 hours till it done , then it shhut's down my laptop. and when i start it. it says OS not found?? do you have any idea how to install my OS back??
07-05-2013 06:10 PM
08-07-2013 03:21 PM
08-08-2013 09:18 AM
Please start a new thread for your problem. Click the blue New Message button at the top left.
Tell us which model your computer is. There is a label on the bottom.
Explain more about erasing your drive. Did you also restore it?
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