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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,641
United States Rank #2,699
Reach 0.1514%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.10 days
533.84 days >
Average installed length: 280.49 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 0.07% for x64 19.24% 38.25% for x64 3.12% 31.04% 3.92% 2.48% 0.54% 0.40% 0.37% 0.23% 0.10% 0.07% 0.10%

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TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator

What is TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator?

The Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator utility creates a set of discs for returning your Toshiba laptop back to its original factory settings. The process is known as recovery, and wipes your laptop’s hard drive of spyware, adware and even viruses. Recovery may also eliminate performance problems when accessing spreadsheets, forms and other business documents and files. Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator is preinstalled, and requires multiple CDs or DVDs to create an image of your computer’s operating system.

About  (from TOSHIBA)

A recovery image of your computer is stored on the hard drive. You can create recovery media from the image using TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator. If you create recovery media in advance, you can recover the system from the recovery media even if you cannot recover the system from the hard drive.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Toshiba computers. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named ToRDC.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 3.49 MB (3,656,628 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B65BBB06-1F8E-48F5-8A54-B024A9E15FDF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator

Program executable:ToRDC.exe
Name:TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\ToRDC.exe
Additional files:
  • ToRDC.exe - TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator
  • TRDCLcher.exe - TRDCLauncher for Vista (TRDC Launcher for Vista)
  • TODDSrv.exe - TDCSrv Application
  • TDComSet.exe
  • ToRDCSetup.exe - TOSHIBA Recovery (Setup Launcher)
  • TRORDCLauncher.exe - TRO RDC Launcher (Launch RDC and create INI files for RDC Recovery creation from HDD Recovery partition)
  • Install.exe - RDC
  • tdcmdpst.sys - Toshiba ODD Writing Driver For x86.
  • TDMSTING.dll - TOSHIBA ODD Writing Engine.
  • TosChk.dll - TosChk
  • VXBLOCK.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - VxBlock

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • TODDSrv.exe runs as a service named 'TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service' (TODDSrv).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.02 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019182105%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024623%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00167198%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,372
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:82 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator.

Win Vista (SP2) 74%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 83.88%
Windows 7 13.10%
Windows 10 1.71%
Windows XP 1.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 65.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 14.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.70%
Windows Vista Business 3.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.76%
  United Kingdom 11.25%
  Canada 7.55%
  Australia 5.62%
  Japan 2.64%
  New Zealand 0.79%
  Ireland 0.62%
  Israel 0.54%
  Croatia 0.49%
  Philippines 0.32%
  United Arab Emirates 0.32%
  Romania 0.30%
  Indonesia 0.25%
  Saudi Arabia 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.29%
Hewlett-Packard 0.31%
Dell 0.20%
ASUS 0.10%
Acer 0.10%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 15.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 9.91%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 6.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 5.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 5.05%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 4.43%


Toshiba electronics, electrical equipment and information technology corporation that is a diversified manufacturer of electrical products, spanning information and communications equipment and systems, electronic components and materials, power systems, Internet-based solutions and services, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances.
Publisher URL: www.toshiba.com


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