Factory reset on Toshiba A50 laptop.

  the1andonlyplug 21 Apr 11

I've just been given a 5 year old Toshiba A50 laptop, which when booted in safe mode loads fine and no problems, however, if booted in normal mode, it gets to the 'select user' screen then flashes a blue screen for 1 second and reboots. I can't find the option in the boot screen to do a factory reset. Has anyone got any ideas on how to resolve this please?

  robin_x 21 Apr 11

Try Press and hold 0 while turning on, until it beeps or wizard starts?


Or wade thru' these link text

Have fun.

  Strawballs 21 Apr 11

I thought it was the bottom option on the F8 key?

  the1andonlyplug 22 Apr 11

Thanks guys, I've tried both of those methods, but neither works. I can't seem to find the option for factory reset! I know it's there somewhere, has anyone else got any ideas please? Thanks for your help in advance.

  dororof 22 Apr 11

link text

link text

Try first link,if not working you may need recovery media. Link two,if you feel it is worth it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22 Apr 11
  the1andonlyplug 25 Apr 11

Thanks for the tips everyone but nothing worked, I resorted to a full reinstall and found the drivers online!


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10... and 2 why you…

We are being sold the ability to spend money we don't have. And we love it

Microsoft claims its new VR lens system is better than Oculus Rift's

Apple Music preview: Why Spotify should be scared of Apple's impressive new music-streaming service

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message