I have a Toshiba Satelite A215 series. unfortunately I do not have the recovery disk. So I searched the net and found that you can use the Hold #0and turn on the laptop. I tried this and I get a small message " HQ Recovery Mode" but then it loads windows normally. Am I missing something? All help would be greatly appreciated.
Yep, thats what its supposed to do. What folders is it missing? Keep in mind it will only have files and folder that were present at the time of purchase (factory default). Anything that was created since would be gone. (AFAIK)
the atheros wireless program for some reason had a brainfart.. i deleted and downloaded the drivers from toshiba but still didnt work.. I dont understand why it wont redirect me to the factory settings when it comes up with the message "hq recovery mode"
You have to really watch those so called 'recovery disks'. A lot of them are nothing more than pre-loaded virus, trojan and rootkit packages.
If you're still stuck.... work with Toshiba's options only, IMO.