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Toshiba Satellite U305-S5077 Factory Reinstall


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#1 SlackerComputers

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:13 PM

I've had this laptop for a month now and have been trying to get it back into it's original condition. Apparently they've been using a universal power adapter and it was overvolting the laptop at 22V instead of the rated 19V. The battery won't charge which I'm sure is due to that. Anyway most likely from running on adapter only the OS got hosed from being turned off improperly. So I wanted to do a factory reinstall from the recovery partition. Tried system restore to no avail btw.

So from what I've learned recovering a Toshiba laptop back to factory you're supposed to hold down the 0 key turn it on and it should take you to a recovery menu which it does not. There are no beeps but I do see something about recovery in the bottom left hand corner for a split sec, but then it goes to a normal start in safe mode screen. My last option from what I can see is to order a recovery disc direct from Toshiba, couldn't find any images online as far as free goes.

Anybody have any other suggestions before I spend money?

It has Win Vista 32 installed.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:16 PM

Send it back...

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:00 PM

sounds like an older computer that was bought used (no warranty), you can try and make a set http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-make-a-windows-vista-repair-disk-if-you-dont-have-one/
may just want to purchase from toshiba...your call.

sounds like your trying the recovery partition correct, just not working the way it's suppost to :angry:

good luck!!

if you contact toshiba and explain there recovery partition isn't working they may send the disk for free...

Edited by keny111111, 23 February 2011 - 08:12 PM.

Have A Great Day

...........Kenny.............

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:59 AM

Ha nice joke there, getting Toshiba to admit they produce junk. Anyway I'm fairly sure it was bought new, anything Toshiba made after 2007 basically didn't come with physical reinstall discs. From what I gathered you could make a reinstall disc from a working setup, but obviously this setup isn't working.




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