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Wiping the hard drive

I need to wipe the hard drive on my Toshiba Laptop and i dont want to lose my wireless internet, connection by also wiping out the satelite or what ever that is.
is there a way to restore my toshiba to its origional factory state?

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I presume you have not formatted the drive yet. first make sure there is a restore partition on the drive.... after that go into the start menu and look for a menu item called restore or restore tools .... i'm not 100 % familiar with that computer but the basics of restoring the system are generic.

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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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