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Chapter 5

Utilities and Advanced Usage

This chapter describes the utilities and special features of this computer, and the advanced usage of some utilities.

Utilities and Applications

This section describes the pre-installed utilities that come with the computer and details how to start them. For further information on their operation, you may refer to each utility's online manual, help files or

README.TXT file (if applicable).

TOSHIBA Desktop

Assist

TOSHIBA Desktop Assist is a graphical user interface that provides access to specific tools and TOSHIBA utilities and applications that make the use and configuration of the computer easier.

To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop

Assist.

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TOSHIBA Display

Utility

TOSHIBA Password

Utility

TOSHIBA System

Settings

CyberLink PowerDVD for TOSHIBA

TOSHIBA Blu-ray

Disc Player

TOSHIBA Display Utility includes Desktop Text

Size utility, Split Screen utility or Resolution+ settings. Desktop Text Size allows you to make the text size bigger or smaller on the desktop according to your usage and favorite. You can change the text size on the display and on the title bar of windows by changing the scaling of the text size. When the scaling is smaller, more information will appear on the display simultaneously but the text size becomes smaller. When the scaling is larger, less information will appear on the display simultaneously but the text size becomes larger.

You can install Split Screen utility by yourself.

Split Screen utility enables you to create multiple display zones on a screen and to fit the active windows to within those zones.

Resolution+ is an image processor that performs high-quality image enhancements such as Color

Correction and Sharpness on video playbacks.

This feature is only provided with some models.

To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop

Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> Display Utility.

For details on this utility, see the help file.

This utility allows you to set a password in order to restrict access to the computer.

To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop

Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> Password Utility.

This utility allows you to customize your hardware settings according to the way you work with the computer and the peripherals you use.

To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop

Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> System Settings.

This software is provided for playback of DVD

Video. To access this utility, click CyberLink

PowerDVD for TOSHIBA in the Apps view.

For details on how to use CyberLink PowerDVD for TOSHIBA, see the help file.

This software is provided for playback of Blu-ray

Disc™. It has an on-screen interface and functions. To start this utility, click Desktop ->

Desktop Assist -> Media & Entertainment ->

TOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player. For details on how to use TOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player, see the help file.

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TOSHIBA Setup

Utility

TOSHIBA Setup Utility is a BIOS setup utility that provides you a menu-based user interface so that you can easily view and change BIOS settings.

TOSHIBA eco Utility

This computer is equipped with "eco mode". This mode slightly lowers performance of some devices to reduce electric power consumption.

You can realize measurable power savings by using it continuously.

TOSHIBA eco Utility helps control the power consumption of your computer. Various information can help you understand your degree of contribution to the environment.

Furthermore, this utility contains Peak shift function that can help reduce power usage during periods of peak demand by shifting some power consumption to periods when demand is lower.

The utility also supports "eco charge mode". The battery will not be fully charged in this mode, thus extending the battery's life cycle.

It is recommended using the computer with AC adapter connected as the battery operating time is comparatively short in this mode.

Depending on the usage situation, the battery's life cycle might not be extended properly.

To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop

Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> eco Utility.

For details on TOSHIBA eco utility, see the help file.

TOSHIBA Media

Player by sMedio

TrueLink+

This software is a multimedia player which can be used to play back video, music and photo.

TOSHIBA Media Player can play back contents on a local library/home network/SkyDrive.

To access it, click the Media Player icon on the

Start screen.

For details, please refer to the Online help.

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CyberLink MediaStory CyberLink MediaStory helps you to quickly manage and share your multimedia content. Your photos and videos are organized by event, date in a calendar, geographical places, and by people's faces. You can easily create a polished slideshow or video of your digital life utilizing your photos and videos.

This utility is only provided with some models.

To access it, click CyberLink MediaStory in the

Apps view.

For details on how to use CyberLink MediaStory, please check out the tutorials by clicking

Preferences ( ) in the main window and then clicking Tutorials.

Do not change the display device while running CyberLink MediaStory.

TOSHIBA Function

Key

TOSHIBA Service

Station

This utility allows you to perform some features by pressing a specified key or combined with the

FN key.

To setup this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop

Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> Function Key.

For details, please refer to the

Function Key

section.

This application allows your computer to automatically search for TOSHIBA software updates or other alerts from TOSHIBA that are specific to your computer system and its programs. When enabled, this application periodically transmits to our servers a limited amount of system information, which will be treated in strict accordance with the rules and regulations as well as applicable data protection law.

To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop

Assist -> Support & Recovery -> Service

Station.

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TOSHIBA PC Health

Monitor

The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor application proactively monitors a number of system functions such as power consumption, battery health and system cooling, informing you of significant system conditions. This application recognizes the system and individual component serial numbers and will track specific activities related to their usage.

To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop

Assist -> Support & Recovery -> PC Health

Monitor.

For details on TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, see the help file.

TOSHIBA Resolution+

Plug-in for Windows

Media Player

The plug-in lets you upconverts wmv and mp4 videos on Windows Media Player.

For more information, please refer to the

TOSHIBA Resolution+ Plug-in for Windows

Media Player Help.

To access it, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -

> Media & Entertainment -> TOSHIBA

Resolution+ Plug-in for Windows Media

Player - Help.

This utility will not be installed if the Resolution+ feature in TOSHIBA Display Utility is provided.

TOSHIBA Audio

Enhancement

TOSHIBA Audio Enhancement provides you the function of audio source filtering, earphone audio enhancement, or speaker audio enhancement.

To change the settings, click Desktop ->

Desktop Assist -> Media & Entertainment ->

Audio Enhancement.

You may not have all the software listed above depending on the model you purchased.

To access the setup files of the drivers/utilities, click Applications and

Drivers in the Apps view.

TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ application is not included in the setup files above but can be downloaded from Windows Store.

Special features

The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are advanced features which make the computer more convenient to use.

Access each function using the following procedures.

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To access the Power Options, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist ->

Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options.

Display automatic power off *1

HDD automatic power off

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This feature automatically cuts off power to the hard disk drive when it is not accessed for a specified time, with power being restored when the hard disk drive is next accessed. This can be specified in the Power Options.

System automatic

Sleep/Hibernation

Mode

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This feature automatically cuts off power to the computer's display panel when there is no keyboard input for a specified time, with power being restored the next time a key is pressed.

This can be specified in the Power Options.

This feature automatically shuts down the system into either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode when there is no input or hardware access for a specified time. This can be specified in the Power

Options.

Power on password

Two levels of password security, supervisor and user, are available to prevent unauthorized access to your computer.

Intelligent power supply

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A microprocessor in the computer's intelligent power supply detects the battery's charge, automatically calculates the remaining battery capacity and protects electronic components from abnormal conditions such as a voltage overload from the AC adaptor. This can be specified in the Power Options.

Battery save mode

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This feature lets you configure the computer in order to save battery power. This can be specified in the Power Options.

Panel power on/off

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This feature automatically turns power to the computer off when the display panel is closed, and turns it back on when the display panel is opened. This can be specified in the Power

Options.

Low battery automatic Hibernation

Mode

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When battery power is exhausted to the point that computer operation cannot be continued, the system automatically enters Hibernation Mode and shuts itself down. This can be specified in the Power Options.

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Sleep Mode

Hibernation Mode

If you have to interrupt your work, you can use this feature to allow you to turn off power to the computer without exiting from your software.

Data is maintained in the computer's main memory so that when you next turn on the power, you can continue working right where you left off.

This feature lets you turn off the power to the computer without exiting from your software. The contents of main memory are automatically saved to the Hard Disk Drive so that when you next turn the power on again, you can continue working right where you left off. Refer to the

Turning off the power

section, for more details.

USB Wakeup function This function restores the computer from Sleep

Mode depending on the external devices connected to the USB ports.

For example, if a mouse or USB keyboard is connected to a USB port, clicking the mouse button or pressing the keyboard will wakeup the computer.

Heat dispersal

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To protect against overheating, the processor is equipped with an internal temperature sensor which activates a cooling fan or lowers the processing speed if the computer's internal temperature rises to a certain level. You are able to select whether to control this temperature by either turning on the fan first, then if necessary lowering the processor speed, or by lowering the processor speed first, then if necessary turning on the fan. Both of these functions are controlled through the Power Options.

When the processor's temperature falls within normal range, the fan and the processor operation will return to its standard speed.

If the processor's temperature reaches an unacceptably high level with either setting, the computer automatically shuts down to prevent any damage. In this instance all unsaved data in memory will be lost.

TOSHIBA Password Utility

The TOSHIBA Password Utility provides two levels of password security:

User and Supervisor.

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Passwords set by the TOSHIBA Password Utility function are different from the Windows password.

User Password

To start the utility, click the following items:

Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> Password Utility ->

User Password

User authentication may be required to validate user rights when using

TOSHIBA Password Utility to delete or change passwords, etc.

Set (button)

Click this button to register a password. After a password is set, you will be prompted to enter it when you start the computer.

After you set the password, a dialog box will be displayed asking whether you want to save it to other media. If you forget the password, you can open the password file on another computer. Be sure to keep the media in a safe place.

When entering the character string to register the password, enter from the keyboard character by character and do not enter as ASCII code or copy-and-paste the character string. In addition, ensure that the registered password is correct by outputting the character string to the password file.

When entering a password, do not enter any characters (for example

"!" or "#") produced by pressing the SHIFT or ALT keys.

Delete (button)

Click this button to delete a registered password. Before you can delete a password, you must first enter the current password correctly.

Change (button)

Click this button to change a registered password. Before you can change a password, you must first enter the current password correctly.

Owner String (text box)

You can use this box to associate text with the password. After you enter text, click Apply or OK. When the computer is started, this text will be displayed together with the prompt asking you to enter a password.

You can use BIOS Setup to set, change or delete the HDD Password or

HDD Master Password.

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To start BIOS Setup.

1. In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart.

2. Hold down the F2 key and then release this key one second after the computer is power on - the BIOS setup utility will load.

To end the BIOS Setup, press F10, and then select Yes to accept the changes. The computer will restart.

If you forget your HDD User Password, TOSHIBA will NOT be able to assist you, and your HDD will be rendered COMPLETELY and

PERMANENTLY INOPERABLE. TOSHIBA will NOT be held responsible for any loss of any data, any loss of use or access to your

HDD, or for any other losses to you or any other person or organization that result from the loss of access to your HDD. If you can’t accept this risk, don’t register the HDD User Password.

When saving the HDD User Password shut down or restart the computer. If the computer is not shut down or restarted, the saved data may not be correctly reflected. For more information on shutting down or restarting the computer, refer to

Turning on the power

.

Supervisor Password

If you set a Supervisor Password, some functions might be restricted when a user logs on with the User Password. To set a Supervisor Password:

Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> Password Utility ->

Supervisor Password

This utility lets you do the following:

Register or delete the Supervisor Password.

Specify restrictions for general users.

Starting the computer using a password

If you have already registered a user password, there is one way to start the computer:

Enter the password manually.

The password is necessary only if the computer was shut down in

Hibernation mode or boot mode. It is not needed in Sleep mode and

Restart.

To enter a password manually, follow the steps as detailed below:

1.

Turn on the power as described in the

Getting Started

section. The following message will appear in the screen:

Enter Password [ ]

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At this point, the function keys do not work. They will function after you enter the password.

2.

Enter the Password.

3.

Press ENTER.

If you enter the password incorrectly three times in a row, or if you don’t enter the password within 1 minute, the computer shuts off. In this case, some features that can power on the computer automatically (Wake-up on

LAN, Task Scheduler, etc) may not work. You must turn the computer back on to retry password entry.

TOSHIBA System Settings

TOSHIBA System Settings is the TOSHIBA configuration management tool available through the Windows operating system.

To run TOSHIBA System Settings, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist ->

Tools & Utilities -> System Settings.

The TOSHIBA System Settings window contains a number of tabs to allow specific functions of the computer to be configured.

In addition there are also three buttons: OK, Cancel and Apply.

OK

Cancel

Apply

Accepts your changes and closes the TOSHIBA

System Settings window.

Closes the window without accepting your changes.

Accepts all your changes without closing the

TOSHIBA System Settings window.

Some options shown in grey are possible to confirm their status.

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TOSHIBA System Settings screen may have the following tabs:

General—Allows you to view the current BIOS version or change certain settings back to their default values

Sleep and Charge—Allows you to set advanced features for sleep mode, hibernate mode, and shutdown state

Display—Allows you to select the internal LCD and/or external monitor when the computer boots up

Boot Options—Allows you to change the sequence in which your computer searches the drives for the operating system

Keyboard—Allows you to access the wake-on keyboard function, or to configure the function keys

USB—Allows you to set conditions for USB

SATA—Allows you to set conditions for SATA

LAN—Allows you to set conditions for LAN

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The settings or options explained here may vary depending on the model you purchased.

After you changed the settings, a dialog box may appear to prompt you that the changes will take effect after the computer is restarted. Make sure to restart your computer immediately to apply these changes.

USB Charge

Your computer can supply USB Bus power (DC5V) to the USB port.

The port with the icon ( ) supports the following feature:

USB Sleep and Charge

System ON CDP Charge

USB Sleep and Charge

You can use the Sleep and Charge function to charge certain USBcompatible external devices such as mobile phones or portable digital music players. Your computer can supply USB bus power (DC5V) to the compatible port even when the computer is turned OFF. "Power OFF" includes Sleep Mode, Hibernation Mode or shutdown state.

To set USB Sleep and Charge feature, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -

> Tools & Utilities -> System Settings -> Sleep and Charge.

Move the slider to enable or disable the Sleep and Charge function.

The Sleep and Charge function may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.

When Sleep and Charge function is enabled, USB bus power (DC5V) will be supplied to compatible ports even when the power of the computer is turned OFF. USB bus power (DC5V) is similarly supplied to the external devices which are connected to the compatible ports.

However, some external devices cannot be charged solely by supplying USB bus power (DC5V). As for the specifications of the external devices, please contact the device manufacturer or check the specifications of the external devices thoroughly before use.

Using the sleep and charge function to charge external devices will take longer than charging the devices with their own chargers.

If Sleep and Charge function is enabled, the computer’s battery will discharge during hibernation or when the computer is turned off. It is recommended that you connect the AC adaptor to the computer while using Sleep and Charge function.

External devices connected to the USB bus power (DC5V) function that interfaces with the power ON/OFF of the computer may always be in an operational state.

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When there is a current overflow of the external devices connected to the compatible ports, USB bus power (DC5V) supply may be stopped for safety reasons.

When Sleep and Charge function is enabled, the USB Wakeup function may not work for compatible ports. In that case, if there is a

USB port that does not have the Sleep and Charge function, attach the mouse or keyboard to it. If all USB ports have the Sleep and

Charge function, change to disable Sleep and Charge function. The

USB Wakeup function will now work, but the Sleep and Charge function will be disabled.

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Metal paper clips or hair pins/clips will generate heat if they come into contact with USB ports. Do not allow USB ports to come into contact with metal products, for example when carrying the computer in your bag.

Your PC has multiple charging modes so that many different USB devices can be supported for Sleep and Charge function.

Auto Mode (Default) is suitable for a wide range of digital audio players.

While using Auto Mode, your computer can supply USB bus power at maximum 2.0A to the compatible ports while the computer is turned off.

When USB device cannot be charged by Auto Mode, change to Alternate

Mode.

This function may not be able to be used with some connected external devices even if the appropriate mode is selected. In this situation, disable and stop using this function.

Some external devices cannot use Auto Mode. As for the specifications of the external devices, please contact the device’s manufacture or check the specifications of the external device thoroughly before use.

Always use the USB cable that was included with your USB device.

Function under Battery Mode

This option can be used to enable/disable sleep and charge under battery mode. It also displays the remaining battery capacity.

Move the slider to enable or disable this function.

Enabled

Disabled

Enables Sleep and Charge function under battery mode.

Enables Sleep and Charge function only when the AC adaptor is connected.

Disable features when the battery level reaches

Specifies the lower limit of remaining battery life by moving the slider bar. If the remaining battery life falls below the setting, the Sleep and Charge function will be stopped.

This setting is only available when the Function

under Battery Mode is enabled.

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System ON CDP Charge

This function enable/disable CDP (Charging Downstream Port) to use rapid

USB charge while the computer is powered on. When "System ON CDP

Charge Mode" is enabled, your computer can supply USB bus power

(DC5V, 1.5A) to the compatible ports while the computer is turned on.

To set System ON CDP Charge Mode, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -

> Tools & Utilities -> System Settings -> USB.

Enabled

Disabled

Rapid USB battery charge at maximum 1.5A

while PC is powered On.

Conventional USB battery charge while PC is powered On.

The "System ON CDP Charge Mode" may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specifications. In those cases, use a USB port without "USB Sleep and Charge function" or disable

“System ON CDP Charge Mode”.

It is recommended that AC adaptor be connected to the computer while supplying USB bus power (DC5V, 1.5A).

When your computer battery capacity is too low to continue, "System ON

CDP Charge Mode" may not work. In those cases, connect the AC adaptor and reboot the computer.

Always use the USB cable that was included with your USB device.

When "System ON CDP Charge Mode" or “USB Sleep and Charge function” is enabled, the “USB Wakeup” function may not work. In that case, use a USB port without "USB Sleep and Charge function" or disable both “System ON CDP Charge Mode” and “USB Sleep and Charge function”.

TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+

Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the TOSHIBA

Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+:

Notes on use

TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ is a multimedia player which can be used to play back video, music and photo.

This software is only provided with some models.

It is recommended that the AC adaptor be connected while TOSHIBA

Media Player is running. Power saving features may interfere with smooth playback. When TOSHIBA Media Player is used with a battery power, set the Power Options to "Balance".

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The screen saver is disabled while TOSHIBA Media Player is playing a video file or slideshows of photos.

The computer will not enter Sleep and Hibernation mode automatically, while TOSHIBA Media Player is running.

The display automatic power off function is disabled while TOSHIBA

Media Player is playing a video file or slideshows of photos.

The Resolution+ function was specially adjusted for the internal monitor. Hence, please turn OFF Resolution+ when viewing on external monitor.

The Resolution+ feature for video playback is supported only on some models. Resolution+ can only be enabled for video/photo playback if

Enhance Video/Photo Quality is displayed. Resolution+ can be enabled only for photo playback if Enhance Photo Quality is displayed.

Playback of high bit rate content may cause frame dropping, audio skipping or decrease in computer performance.

The above problems could be remedied by turning Resolution+ off.

Tap/click the Refresh button on app commands to refresh the content displayed on Library Screen. It won’t be refreshed automatically.

If sleep, hibernation, shutdown or reboot operation is in process during uploading the files to SkyDrive, the operation will not be properly completed.

This app doesn’t support to playback content protected by DRM. If you try to play DRM protected content with Resolution+ On state, this app may be closed.

Photos uploaded to SkyDrive are limited to a maximum resolution of

2048 x 2048 pixels. Any photo over that resolution will be scaled proportionally to a maximum size of 2048 x 2048 pixels.

This app doesn't support DMS.

The playback of some media files may not be normal by this player.

This may also happen when using Windows Media Player and Video app.

User Interface and operational procedures might differ depending on the application version. Please refer to the Help of TOSHIBA Media

Player by sMedio TrueLink+ for details.

Opening TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+

Manual

The features and operations about TOSHIBA Media Player are explained in the TOSHIBA Media Player Manual.

Use the following procedure to open TOSHIBA Media Player Online help:

When TOSHIBA Media Player is running, click Help of the Settings charm.

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TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor

The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor application proactively monitors a number of system functions such as power consumption, battery health (for models with battery) and the system cooling, informing you of significant system conditions. This application recognizes the system and individual component serial numbers, and will track specific activities related to the computer and their usage.

The collected information includes device operation time and number of actuations or status changes (i.e.: number of power button and FN key combination uses, AC adaptor, battery (for models with battery), LCD, fan

(for models with fan), HDD/SSD, sound volume, wireless communication functionalities and USB information), date of initial system use, and also computer and device usage (i.e.: power settings, battery temperature and recharging (for models with battery), CPU, memory, backlight illumination time, and temperatures for various devices). The collected information is not limited to the examples specified here. The stored data uses a very small portion of the total hard disk capacity, approximately 10MB or less per year.

This information is used to identify and provide a notification of system conditions which may effect the performance of your TOSHIBA computer. It may also be used to help diagnose problems should the computer require service by TOSHIBA or TOSHIBA's authorized service providers.

Additionally, TOSHIBA may also use this information for quality assurance analysis.

Subject to the use restrictions above, the data on the internal storage drive logged may be transferred to entities located outside of your country or region of residence (e.g., European Union). Those countries may or may not have the same data protection laws or data protection levels as required by your home country or region.

You may disable the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor at any time by uninstalling the software via Uninstall a program in the Control Panel.

Doing so will automatically delete all collected information from the internal storage drive.

The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software does not extend or modify

TOSHIBA's obligations under its standard limited warranty in any way.

TOSHIBA's standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply.

Starting the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor

The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor can be opened by clicking Desktop ->

Desktop Assist -> Support & Recovery -> PC Health Monitor.

The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor main screen will be displayed.

This utility may be disabled by default on your computer. You can enable it by clicking Please click here to enable TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor.

The "PC Health Monitor Software Notice & Acceptance" screen will be displayed. Please carefully read the information displayed. Selecting

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ACCEPT and clicking OK will enable the program. By enabling the

TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software, you agree with these terms and conditions and to the use and sharing of the collected information. Once the program is enabled, the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor screen is displayed, and the program will begin monitoring system functions and collecting information.

A message will be displayed if any changes which may interfere with the operation of the program are detected. Follow the instructions displayed on screen in the message.

System Recovery

There is a hidden partition allocated on the Hard Disk Drive for the System

Recovery Options in the event of a problem.

You can also create recovery media and restore the system.

The following items will be described in this section:

Creating Recovery Media

Restoring the pre-installed software from your created Recovery

Media

Restoring the pre-installed software from the Recovery Hard Disk

Drive

Creating Recovery Media

This section describes how to create Recovery Media.

Be sure to connect the AC adaptor when you create Recovery Media.

Be sure to close all other software programs except the Recovery

Media Creator.

Do not run software such as screen savers which can put a heavy load on the CPU.

Operate the computer at full power.

Do not use power-saving features.

Do not write to the media when the virus check software is running.

Wait for it to finish, then disable virus detection programs including any software that checks files automatically in the background.

Do not use utilities, including those intended to enhance Hard Disk

Drive access speed. They may cause unstable operation and damage data.

Do not shut down/log off or Sleep/Hibernate while writing or rewriting the media.

Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subjected to vibrations such as airplanes, trains, or cars.

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Do not use on an unstable surface such as a stand.

A recovery image of the software on your computer is stored on the Hard

Disk Drive, and can be copied to either disc media or USB Flash Memory by using the following steps:

1.

Select either blank disc or USB Flash Memory.

The application will allow you to choose from a variety of different media onto which the recovery image can be copied including disc media and USB Flash Memory.

Please note that some of the disc media may not be compatible with the optical disc drive connected to your computer. You should therefore verify the optical disc drive supports the blank media you have chosen before proceeding.

USB Flash Memory will be formatted and all the data in the USB Flash

Memory will be lost when proceeding.

2.

Turn on your computer and allow it to load the Windows operating system from the Hard Disk Drive as normal.

3.

Insert the first blank disc into the optical disc drive tray, or insert the

USB Flash Memory into one available USB port.

4.

Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Support & Recovery ->

Recovery Media Creator.

5.

After Recovery Media Creator starts, select the type of media and the title you wish to copy, and then click the Create button.

Restoring the pre-installed software from your created

Recovery Media

If the pre-installed files are damaged, you are able to use the Recovery

Media you have created to restore the computer to the state it was in when you originally received it. To perform this restoration, follow the steps below:

When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will be reformatted and all data will be lost.

Please make sure that the Boot Speed is set to Normal. (To access it, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tool & Utilities -> System

Settings -> Boot Options.)

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Please make sure to use the default Boot Mode option in the BIOS setup utility before restoring.

1. In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart.

2. Hold down the F2 key and then release this key one second after the computer is power on - the BIOS setup utility will load.

3. In the BIOS setup screen, select Advanced -> System

Configuration -> Boot Mode.

Note: Please skip the following contents if you cannot find the Boot

Mode option in your system.

4. Select UEFI Boot (Default).

If you set the Boot Mode as CSM Boot, the recovery media created by

Recovery Media Creator will NOT be able to restore.

If you create a recovery image using advanced recovery tools from

Control Panel, please also make sure to use the default Boot Mode option (UEFI Boot) in the BIOS setup utility before restoring.

1.

Load the Recovery Media into the Optical Disc Drive or insert the recovery USB Flash Memory into one available USB port.

2.

In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart.

3.

Hold down the F12 key and then release this key one second after the computer is power on.

4.

Use the up and down cursor key to select the appropriate option from the menu according to your actual recovery media.

5.

A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen instructions.

If you have previously chosen to remove the recovery partition and are trying to create "Recovery Media", you will see the following message: "The

Recovery Media Creator can not be launched because there is no recovery partition."

When there is no recovery partition, the Recovery Media Creator cannot make Recovery Media.

However, if you have already created a "Recovery Media", you can use it to restore the recovery partition.

If you have not created "Recovery Media", please contact TOSHIBA support for assistance.

Restoring the pre-installed software from the

Recovery Hard Disk Drive

A portion of the total Hard Disk Drive space is configured as a hidden recovery partition. This partition stores files which can be used to restore pre-installed software in the event of a problem.

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If you subsequently set up your Hard Disk Drive again, do not change, delete or add partitions in a manner other than specified in the manual, otherwise you may find that space for the required software is not available.

In addition, if you use a third-party partitioning program to reconfigure the partitions on your Hard Disk Drive, you may find that it becomes impossible to setup your computer.

Make sure that the AC adaptor is connected during the restoring process.

When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk may be reformatted and all data may be lost.

1.

In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart.

2.

Hold down 0 (zero) key and then release this key one second after the computer is power on. Choose Yes if you want to continue.

3.

Select Troubleshoot.

4.

Select Reset your PC.

5.

Follow the on screen instructions to finish the recovery.

You can also perform the restoration through PC settings in the operating system:

1.

Click the Settings charm and click Change PC settings.

2.

Click Update and recovery under PC settings and then click

Recovery.

3.

Click Get started under Remove everything and reinstall Windows.

4.

Follow the on screen instructions to finish the recovery.

Ordering Recovery Discs from TOSHIBA*

You can order Product Recovery discs for your notebook from the

TOSHIBA Europe Backup Media Online Shop.

* Please note that this service is not free-of-charge.

1.

Visit https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu on the Internet.

2.

Follow the on-screen instructions. You will receive your Recovery

Discs within two weeks after placing your order.

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