Factory Settings of Toshiba® mini NB300 Netbook
Tips to restore the factory settings on the Toshiba mini NB300 netbook.
You might experience some issues on your Toshiba mini NB300 netbook that may eventually require the reformatting of the hard disk. You may need to reformat the hard disk due to a number of reasons, such as virus infection, operating system failure, change of the operating system, and hard disk crash. Factory settings are configuration settings that were set up by the manufacturer during the laptop assembly process, to enable the user to utilize the computer system without any inputs in terms of hardware operation and management. Operations such as plug and play, printing, display color management, sound input and output, among many more, are made possible by the set Factory Settings.
Discussed here are tips to restore the factory settings on the Toshiba mini NB300 netbook and the things to keep in mind while doing so:
- What to know before restoring the factory settings
- Restoring the factory settings
- Issues that may arise
What to know before restoring the factory settings
Provided along with the Toshiba mini NB300 netbook from the vendor is a restoration system disk, which is an extra disk partition called the recovery disk partition. This part of the hard disk contains data i.e. device drivers that are to be used to restore the system back to the manufacture’s default settings in the event of disk formatting or OS reinstallation. Computer manufacturers have in the recent years stopped supplying a disc containing the factory settings to curb piracy. It is the user’s responsibility to create a back of the restore partition on CDs or DVDs. To create the backup, on the ‘Start’ menu, click ‘Programs’/’Accessories’ and in the pop-up list click the operating system recovery CD creator. This initiates the disk creator. Follow the instruction wizard until the entire process in completed.
Restoring the factory settings
With the recovery discs in hand, all you have to do is insert each in the ascending order in which you burnt them, and hold on for the autorun wizard. Follow the installation process provided in the wizard and insert the next CD in the drive when prompted for system installation. With each complete installation, the system may reboot for the changes to take effect. Allow for this to take place as the system will resume the process upon successful bootup.
During the creation of the backup discs, you will need to have several CDs or DVDs at hand. Moreover, you will have to dedicate your time to see it to completion. The reason being that with each burn process, you have to label the discs and insert the next with each burn completion.