Restoring Factory Settings in Toshiba® Satellite M500
How to restore factory settings in Toshiba Satellite M500?
Toshiba Satellite M500 comes at a size of 229X225 mm; the small sized system has a configuration of Core Solo Processor T1300, a RAM size of 512 Megabytes and clocks a system speed of 1.66 Gigahertz. The system has a storage capacity of 320 Gigabytes and comes preinstalled with Windows Vista Home Premium operating system. Toshiba Satellite M500 stands a little behind when it comes to connectivity; the system uses the older type of PC card instead of the newer express card. The system comes built with three USB.2.0 ports, a mini-Firewire port. The size of the laptop with the integrated components brings about a mere weight of 1.85 Kg with just a thickness of 3.2 cm.
The following points will provide a better understanding of restoring factory settings in Toshiba Satellite M500:
- Use the system recovery disc
- Download the recovery disc image
- Backup all the required data
Use the system recovery disc
The factory settings restore is performed to remove major defects that have occurred to the system. The system can be restored to factory settings using the recovery disc; this disc is provided along with the Toshiba Satellite M500 laptop by the manufacturer. This can be done by placing the disc into the optical drive and rebooting the system. Once the system reboots ensure that the system starts up from the CD-ROM, the menu would appear to recover to factory defaults. The wizard would proceed and the data on the system where the Windows is present would be erased and reinstalled with the operating system.
Download the recovery disc image
If the manufacturer has not provided the recovery disc along with the laptop, the user can download the recovery disc image from the Internet and burn it into the DVD, VCD or other storage media. Ensure the correct system compatible recovery disc is obtained so that all the drivers of the hardware will be downloaded and supported by Toshiba Satellite M500. If the device drivers are not available, download the drivers and backup the drivers from the Toshiba website.
The data that is needed by the system must be stored into another medium, such as a secondary storage device such as external hard drives, flash drives, CD’s etc. The important files as well as data could also be stored online into a common server. The server can act as a database for the files; user can later download the data from it. Ensure a virus scan is run and viruses are removed before the data is backed up, else the system after reverting to factory settings would be affected with the virus when the file is replaced.