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casperc39
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Toshiba Recovery Wizard

I just turned on the computer and the following message appeared on the screen:

 Warning! Please read before proceeding

Toshiba Recovery Wizard will now recover your PC system to factory default state and attempt to save c:\user data to c:\backup.

  • Various factors may prevent or limit saving or viewing of certain data files
  • Corrupt or infected files will remain corrupt/infected
  • Incompatibility or incomplete data back-up is possible.

Toshiba does not guarantee successful data back up. Please make a complete back-up of your important data before proceeding.

Do you still want to proceed with the recovery process?

 

How do I do a complete back-up?  What will happen if I do not complete the recovery process?

Any suggestions are welcomed.

 

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Peter
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Re: Toshiba Recovery Wizard

Doing a system recovery will return the laptop to its default conditions. It's best to assume it will completely wipe your data. Information on how to perform a system recovery can be found in your user's guide.

 

There are many ways to backup your data. One easy way is to burn any files you need to DVDs or to copy the files to at USB stick or external hard drive.

- Peter
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DKNC
Posts: 1

Re: Toshiba Recovery Wizard

How long does it generally take for the recovery wizard to complete?

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Peter
Posts: 16,159

Re: Toshiba Recovery Wizard

It depends on the model, and I'm certain for your specific model. I would think no more than a couple hours and probably less.

- Peter