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Student Repair: PC Recovery Disks

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The LTS Help Desk requires that all windows machines must be brought to the Help Desk with either a working recovery partition or Windows installation discs.  Please check to see if you have a working recovery partition prior to visiting the Help Desk.  Use the shortcuts below to test your computer:

  • Dell - Hold ctrl + f11 at startup (or f8 for Vista)
  • HP - Hold f11 at startup
  • Compaq - Hold f11 at startup
  • Toshiba - Hold f8 at startup - Click "repair my computer"
  • Lenovo(IBM) - Blue button located above the keyboard labeled "Access IBM" or "ThinkPad" depending on your model
  • Sony Vaio - Hold f10 at startup
  • Gateway - Hold f11 at startup
  • Acer - Hold ctrl + f10 at startup

If your recovery partition does not work, you will have to order Recovery discs.  

In order to get your recovery disks, please contact your manufacturer.  Below are a list of the most common manufacturers, along with links to their support pages for obtaining recovery discs:

Dell

Toshiba

Lenovo

HP/Compaq

Sony

Acer

Gateway

Asus

Fujitsu

Samsung