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Toshiba Satellite A105-s4284 factory settings help


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#1 Sylverkitti

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:51 PM

This laptop belongs to a handicapped neighbor friend of mine, its older the date on it is 2005 I believe. As far as I know it does not have the hidden partition that houses the OS. Nor does she remember if she has or ever had discs for it. She mainly uses it to email DR.s and family, and looking up health related info. Not much else. Its got to the point its so darn slow, its just insane. My dell got like that, I reset it to factory and its soooo much faster now. Problem is no matter what I search on the matter or what site I go to, nothing is clear to me or its the wrong info. I found one site that had info saying a recovery CD(s)could be burnt but it was for vista OS not XP even if it was the same exact model. I look and there is no option to burn these CDs that I can find, only to burn a cd to recover the express media center. Noone cares about that....:(
Any ideas on what to do or is she out of luck on this?

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:41 AM

I read the manual at their website, http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1467727&rpn=PSAA8U&modelFilter=A105-S4284&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663, and there is no mention of a recovery partition or recovery disk. Can you take a screenshot of disk management (Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc) to confirm?

I recall a site for recovery disks. I'll dig through my bookmarks and edit this post if I find something.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:47 AM

Recovery Media is generally available for models produced since 2006. Older models are not supported.

https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/serviceUnitVerification.jsp
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