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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Create Toshiba Recovery Media using USB Flash

This guide will show you how to create the recovery media for your computer.

Before you begin:
If your computer experiences problems that are not recoverable by other methods, you may need to reinstall the Windows operating system and factory-loaded software and drivers. To reinstall using discs, you must create the set of recovery discs before you have a problem. To ensure that you have recovery options available, you should create a set of recovery discs as soon as possible.

If you are creating recovery discs, you should have several blank DVD±R discs ready. A new feature of the Recovery Media Creator is using a USB Flash Drive. If you choose this method, have at least an 8GB drive available.

Note: You cannot use DVD±RW or DVD±R DL discs to create the recovery media.
Close all open applications on the PC. You will not be able to use the computer while it is creating the recovery media.
  1. Click Start » All Programs » My Toshiba » Recovery Media Creator.
  2. Select DVD or USB Flash from the drop-down lists next to System Recovery Media and Application Discs, depending on the type of external media you want to use.
  3. Select the items you want to copy to DVD or USB Flash drive by clicking the check box next to each item's Name—recovery files, applications (original bundled drivers and applications), or both the recovery files and applications.

    NOTE: Any information on the DVD or USB drive is erased during the recovery process. Ensure that you have saved any important information to another storage device or you are using blank media before performing this procedure.

  4. Click Create.
  5. Insert a blank DVD into your optical disc drive or insert the USB Flash drive when prompted.
  6. As you create your recovery DVD set, be sure to label each DVD sequentially (for example, "1 of 3," "2 of 3," etc.), so that you will know in which order to insert the discs during recovery.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the copy process.
Note: If you are copying the recovery files to DVDs, be sure to label each DVD in the set sequentially (for example, "1 of 3," "2 of 3," etc.), so that you will know in which order to insert the discs during recovery.

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