Toshiba Encore WT8 BIOS and Boot menu
A recovery image of your device is stored on the internal storage drive, and the image can be restored by running the
recovery utilities directly from your internal storage drive as described in the sections below. However, it is strongly
recommended that you create recovery media. If the recovery files on your internal storage drive become corrupted or are deleted, you can restore your system from your recovery media. Also, if your original internal storage drive fails, you can restore your system to a new internal storage drive from your recovery media. It is strongly recommended that you reate recovery media before using your system for the first time.
Before doing a recovery try the force reset by pressing the POWER and the WINDOWS Key for 20 seconds.
Toshiba Encore WT8-A no charging or no power on issues. Battery issues, apps hangs or freezing problem,
Toshiba Encore WT8 Recovering from a USB Recovery PBR (Push Button Reset)
Note you need a recovery media (with the backed up system files and OS) that you created before.
See Creating a PBR (Push Button Reset) USB Recovery section - scroll down
1. Insert the USB recovery drive you created using the USB to Micro USB On-the-Go adapter.
2. With your device off, push the Volume up (+) button and hold it down while pressing the Power button until the Boot menu appears.
3. Select your USB boot device. The device reboots, and then the "Choose your keyboard layout" menu appears.
Choose your keyboard layout menu
4. Touch US (for a US keyboard) to continue. The "Choose an option" menu appears.
Choose an option menu
5. Touch Troubleshoot. The "Troubleshoot" menu appears
6. Touch Reset your PC to perform the recovery.
The “Reset your PC” menu appears.
7. Touch Windows 8.1 to choose your target operating system.
A message appears stating "Here’s what will happen." This may take a few moments.
8. Touch Next.
Two options are now available:
- Yes, repartition the drives
- No, keep the existing partitions
9. If you select Yes, two more options become available:
- Just remove my files
- Fully clean the drive
NOTE Choosing the first option formats the drive quickly and restores it in the normal fashion. The second option may take several hours.
Once you have made the selection, a message appears stating "All ready to go."
10. Touch Reset to continue or Cancel to exit.
During the recovery process your device must first be fully charged via the USB/AC adaptor.
- When you restore your system, only the operating system files and drivers originally shipped with the
device are restored. Any files that you created are not restored during this process. Be sure to separately
save the files you have created to external media using Windows® or another backup program.
Installing drivers and applications
The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your device.
You must have an Internet connection to reinstall applications
To reinstall drivers and applications:
1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen. When the Windows® charms appear touch the Search icon charm.
Then touch the Search field and type TOSHIBA Application Installer. In the list that appears, touch your selection.
Installing drivers and applications
2. Touch Next.
3. Touch the item you want to install.
4. Touch Install.
5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation process
Creating a PBR (Push Button Reset) USB Recovery
You will need two items before proceeding:
1. USB Flash Drive (minimum 8GB)
2. Micro USB to USB On-the-Go Adapter
1. From the Start or Desktop screen, swipe in from the right edge of the screen. When the Windows® charms appear
touch the Search icon charm and, in the Search field, type Create Recovery Media. In the list that appears,
touch your selection.
A pop-up screen displays the following message, "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?"
2. Touch the Yes button.
The Recovery Image Utility dialog box appears.
3. Touch Create a Recovery Drive.
A message displays indicating that you will need two items before proceeding.
4. Touch OK to proceed.
5. With the default checkbox checked, touch the Next button.
Note You must have a Micro USB to USB On-the-Go adapter attached so that a USB flash drive of 8GB or higher can be attached.
Recovery via microSD card is not supported.
The Recovery Drive screen appears, displaying the available drive(s).
The Next button is greyed out if the attached USB drive is not at least 8GB in size.
If there are multiple USB flash drives connected to the device, the top drive will be selected by default. Be sure to select the correct drive intended for your recovery purpose.
6. Touch the Next button.
The Recovery Drive screen appears, displaying a warning
message, stating "Everything on the drive will be deleted. If you have any personal files on this drive, make sure you’ve backed up the files."
7. When you are ready to begin, touch the Create button.
The drive is then formatted and copies all files needed for the PBR (Push Button Reset).
The message, "the recovery drive is ready" appears when the copy process is complete.
8. Touch the Finish button if you are done, otherwise proceed to step 9.
Note The Delete the recovery partition link is an option that allows you to reclaim the recovery partition space.
9. If you wish to reclaim the recovery partition space, touch the Delete the recovery partition link.
You will not be able to make another USB recovery drive after this function is performed.
10. Touch the Delete button when prompted. The partition drive will be deleted.
11. Touch the Finish button when completed.