How to Restore a Toshiba L305
The Toshiba Satellite L305 notebook computer has
a recovery program pre-installed at the factory that lets users return the hard
drive to its out-of-box state. Using the recovery feature completely deletes
all software and options saved on the laptop, which resolves any boot up
problems and removes any virus infections. The recovery option isn't accessible
directly through the operating system however, and must be accessed by starting
up the computer in a different way than normal.
Close out any software currently
running on your Toshiba Satellite L305 laptop. Navigate to the laptop's "Start"
menu and choose "Shut Down."
Hold down the laptop's "0" key and press the power button. Keep
the key held down during the boot up process until the "Toshiba Recovery Wizard"
window loads on the screen.
Click the check box labeled "Recovery of Factory
Default Software." Choose the "Next" option.
Choose the "Recover to out-of-box state" radio button. Select the
"Next" button and click "Next" again. Wait for the "Press any key" prompt to
appear and tap a key to restart the laptop.
Use the prompts that appear on the screen to choose your region,
time zone and keyboard settings.
Type your new Windows user name and password in the text boxes when prompted.
Click "Finish" to load the new operating system.