How do I make my Toshiba Satellite M115- S3094 faster?

by on October 29, 2010

Q: I have a Toshiba Satellite M115- S3094. How do I reboot / erase my laptop or speed it up because it is really slow and driving me insane?


One Response to “How do I make my Toshiba Satellite M115- S3094 faster?”
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    If your computer came with a recovery disk, use that to restore the computer to factory settings.

    Toshiba laptops from mid 2007 onwards dont have a recovery disc supplied with a purchase of a laptop. Instead, Toshiba has added a hidden partion on the hard drive which contains the same files on a recovery cd / dvd.

    ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED ON YOUR HARD DRIVE IF YOU PROCEED. YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER ADAPTER PLUGGED IN. DO NOT SWITCH OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER DURING THIS PROCESS.

    1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.

    Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.

    2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook.

    3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.

    4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.

    5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.

    6) Select Recover to out-of-box state. Click Next again.

    7) Click Next to Start recovery.

    Another option that might work for you:
    1. Copy all your files and documents to an external storage device.
    2. Shut down the computer.
    3. Turn the PC back on and hit the F8 key repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Option Screen appears.
    4. Click “Repair Your Computer” if you are not already on it and then press ENTER
    5. choose your country and click OK
    6. On the “System Recovery Options Screen” click “Restore Application” which is the last option.
    7. Follow the on-screen instructions
    8. When prompted, click on “Full Factory Recovery”
    9. “Next”
    10. Click “Yes”
    11. you will notice for a while it seems like nothing is happening, give it some time.
    12. After some minutes, recovery will complete and you click “Finish”

    source: http://bit.ly/95Geqk

    It looks like this laptop usually only comes with 512MB of RAM, which is really going to slow you down.

    Use the RAM advisor tool on http://www.crucial.com/ to see what type of RAM (and how much) your laptop will support. I suggest going up to 2GB, note that you’ll need to replace your existing RAM.