Question about Toshiba Satellite M40-S417TD Notebook

1 Answer

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?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 5,158 Answers

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.

Robert

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need to wipe the hard drive of my Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 and reinstall Windows XP without the Windows install discs. I have tried holding down the "zero" button, per instructions on the net, bu


you might want to try restarting the computer and as soon as you see the Toshiba logo on the screen start pressing F1. if that doesn't work try again and this time press F8. look for an option that says something like restore this computer. im not sure this model has a recovery partition. if it doesn't you'll probably need to get your hands on a Windows XP disk. you could ask a friend with a dell computer they may have their disk. or you could try a flea market. but before you erase your computer you need to make sure you have your coa sticker on the compter still. it looks like the sample im providing. if you have any questions feel free to ask.
3_3_2017_5_58_17_am.jpg

Mar 03, 2017 | Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 Notebook

1 Answer

Need to wipe hard drive but dont no how


You need to restsart computer and hit f11 or f2 this will send you to a window which will allow you to do various things like partion your drive and also format your drive. In this instance you woul'd like to format the drive. Make sure you have all vital data that you need backup on dvd cd or external hard before wipe or you will never get that info back.

Dec 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How do I wipe my laptop hard drive and reload Windows


If you have the Operating System installation CD, when you insert it -- you can reinstall your entire system as it does erases all your personal files etc.

Mar 30, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook

1 Answer

No internet connection


wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall windows.

only thing you can do is reinstall operating system.

If you do not know how to do this, take computer to someone who does.
If this is something you do not know how to do, it is too difficult to explain to you how to do in this forum without knowing all your hardware specifics.


Feb 24, 2010 | Toshiba MK8025GAS 80 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Wiped out laptop, cannot connect wirelessly, no icon


check properly your network connections at control panel to see there if your wireless lan installed already, if not install it by using its own utility disc to support and add the programs for your wireless lan...

Jul 17, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook

2 Answers

Wiped out my laptop info, including belkin wireless. How do I get it back?


you should have got a boot up CD with your laptop,it will have all your prograsms on it

May 01, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook

1 Answer

Available networks not recognized...


Sounds like your Drivers may not be installed for your Wireless Network Adaptor especially if you had to re-install your computer due to a virus. To check this Right click on My Computer, click on properties, and then the hardware tab, click on device manager, and see if there are any devices listed that have a Red X or a yellow ! mark on them, if so write them down, and then proceed to the toshiba website to download any needed drivers and reboot and try again.

Website url for your wireless driver can be accessed below:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=321479&rpn=PS241U&modelFilter=2415-S205&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663&selModel=321479%7CPS241U

Page 3 carries the "Toshiba Wireless LAN Driver for Windows XP (v1.12.110; 05-16-2002; 501K)" driver - I suggest you download all the drivers you can identify are not installed in the Device Manager.

Mar 19, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite 2415-S205 Notebook

1 Answer

No Internet No Disk for drivers


go to http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp?nav=Product%20Support#

select your product and download the drivers to your external drive

connect it to your friends laptop and install them, if you want it quicker just get the network drivers from the site, transfer and install then you can get all the other drivers directly to the laptop you are working on

hope that helps you, these are from the US site btw, if you want them for other locations (shouldn't make a difference) then go to toshiba.com and select your region

Dec 10, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

1 Answer

No disk No Internet for drivers


http://www.soft32.com/s/Windows/Drivers/Digital_Camera_and_Webcam/3-375-13-0.htmlDownload drivers here richardm69

Dec 10, 2008 | Veo Connect Webcam

1 Answer

Issue: Computer sluggish, then files missing


Problems on the main board could be causing these troubles since it's common to everything else. You might also have memory problems. You could have a bad hard drive, which would account for lost or corrupted files and very long read times while Windows tries to get good data. Because of its connection to the system board, hard drive troubles can show up as other symptoms as well. My first suggestion would be to try another hard drive, then memory.

May 12, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite M40-S417TD Notebook Logo

224 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18385 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15220 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...