Reply
Member
JSteeleAZ
Posts: 2
Accepted Solution

USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

[ Edited ]

I recently recovered from malware, and would really like to recover the netbook to out-of-box state.  I've found the links to order the recovery USB (this netbook does not have a DVD drive).  The manual suggests creating/using recovery media on either DVD or USB.  

 

In checking out the boot menu though, it doesn't appear to have a "Boot From USB" option.  It only shows HDD/FDD or LAN.

 

The only thing I can think of is, when a bootable USB is attached (at start-up), the boot menu will recognize it, however, my experience with BIOS/boot menus, this isn't expected behavior (it should show up as an option whether or not something is connected).

 

Is there any way to do recovery of this netbook?

 

Refers to: Toshiba NB505-N500BL Netbook with Win7 Starter Pre-Installed

Ace Advisor
Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 39,125

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

 

mini notebook NB505-N500BL 

 


The only thing I can think of is, when a bootable USB is attached (at start-up), the boot menu will recognize it..


I think you'll find that when there is a drive plugged in, the BIOS does indeed show USB in the boot sequence.

 

Notice in the section Restoring from recovery DVDs/media, which begins on p. 60, you are instructed to insert the USB flash drive before turning on the computer.

-Jerry
Member
JSteeleAZ
Posts: 2

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

Bang!  Yes, there it is.  It's funny how I thought I "tried everything".  Everything but the one thing that I didn't expect to work.  Thanks for the quick response!

Ace Advisor
Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 39,125

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

You're welcome. Happy to help.

-Jerry
Member
jcapduhan85
Posts: 2

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

sir, good day, can i have a copy of this recovery software for NB505?

I cannot format my new NB505-N500BL to a new Windows 7 Starter OS.

Thanks for your advance help.

 

Member
wimpy002
Posts: 1

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

Hello, do you have the link where we can order the recovery USB for the NB505-N500BL? (A clean install of Windows was done on mine & I can't access the recovery partition.)

Ace Advisor
Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 39,125

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

 

 

   Order Toshiba Recovery Media

-Jerry
Member
Rado_sa
Posts: 2

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

Hi,

I bought my NB505-N500BL in USA, but I am living now in Bulgaria.

Do you know how can I order USB recovery, when my country is not in the ''country'' list and the form is not accepting my actual address?

 

Ace Advisor
Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 39,125

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option


I am living now in Bulgaria.


So far as I know, you will need to make arrangements with an acquaintance in a country Toshiba America ships to and have it reshipped.

 

   Order recovery media message

-Jerry
Member
Rado_sa
Posts: 2

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

Thank you Jerry!

 

Ace Advisor
Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 39,125

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

Good luck!

-Jerry
Member
arttam54
Posts: 2

Re: USB Recovery of Netbook (NB505-N500BL) w/o USB Boot Option

can someone pls send me an iso of the nb505 recovery media,  mine was corrupt when I made it and i can not get it to complete.   arttam54@gmail.com   thank you.   U will be saving me from my sisters revenge.  Her system does not have a dvd so an usb iso is best