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You responded to my post about removing internal batter for Toshiba Sat.

Thank you for your help. You were asking what I meant by "frozen". I think I got a virus and my laptop went from running slow to locking up. I'm ok with doing a full restore and losing my data, but I lost my restore disks. Would you still suggest I take out the internal battery, or something else?

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  • imotiv8you Nov 13, 2008

    When I hit F8 there was not an option to do a recovery. I did, however, choose SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING, which is allowing me to get online right now. After I clicked SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING, it asked me if I wanted to RESTORE TO EARLIER DATE. I clicked yes, but it there were no earlier dates that it would restore to. Computer said, NO DATES AVAILABLE I believe. Any ideas what to do next?

    once again, thank you so much for the help Rick


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No dont take the battery out. try this. This works on laptops running XP and Vista.

Turn on the laptop, as soon as you turn it on press F8, this will take you to the system install function saved on a hidden drive on your pc.

Once there it will ask you if you want to do a recovery which pretty much sets the computer to settings for an earlier time period or a system restore. THe restore will reformat the hard drive and reinstall the the original software.

Make sure you pick the system restore function to wipe thedrive. It will ask you if u are sure and it will say something about it being a destructive, again that just means that you will have a factory reset computer again, just like new.

Let me know if i can help you thru

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