07-08-2011 03:38 AM
I have a Satellite L40 - 187 and need to do a system recovery but Ive lost the discs that came with my laptop, can i do this and if so how?
Ive no idea where to even start looking!
07-08-2011 06:46 AM - edited 07-08-2011 06:49 AM
Yours appears to be a European model, so I am not sure if you can still get the disks for this or not. But, I do not think there is a recovery partition on your model, so I do not believe you can do it without the disks.
07-08-2011 07:57 AM
I would like to restore my Toshiba laptop M305 S4910 back to factory settings without using CD's (using recovery partition). What button do I need to hold down while rebooting or how do I go about doing this?
Thank you in advance for your help.
07-08-2011 08:22 AM - edited 07-08-2011 08:23 AM
You need to first back up all your data, user files, music, etc. Then, make a set of Toshiba Recovery disks in case of emergencies as is described on page 61 of your user guide, you'll need at least 3 DVDs. Finally you can run the Recovery Utility by pressing and holding down the '0' (zero) key until you see the Toshiba Recovery menu, as described on page 62 of your user guide, to return your unit to its factory default out-of-the-box state. Attached is a copy of your user guide.
08-24-2012 01:06 PM
I've got used Toshiba Satellite M305D-S4830 brought from U.S. without Vista distr.
Can anybody post an image of original disc at some file sharing? Serial No. needed also - the license sticker has gone
08-28-2012 07:41 AM - edited 08-28-2012 07:45 AM
The Windows COA sticker and the computer serial number are two different things. Order Recovery disks here, using the serial number, which is on the same sticker that shows the model number:
"Original disk" of Vista or Win7 won't help you much if you don't have a valid code to activate. You can't download Vista isos anymore b/c Microsoft has stopped selling it. But, you can get Windows 7 isos free, though you still need to buy a valid key to activate them.
M505D-S4830 sold w/ Vista but had a free upgrade to Win7. The Toshiba Downloads for that model have an instruction set for manually upgrading to Win7. So, If you don't care about having an exact restore w/ the recovery partition, or Office or other software that it shipped with:
That should work. I think I listed all the steps.
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