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the factory reset data is on the old drive.
On the bottom of your laptop there is a windows key it also states the version (home or pro) 32 bit or 64 bit.
You might have luck going to a computer store and ask them to burn a copy of your version of windows. costs me about $10.
using your windows key from the bottom of your laptop and that CD you can install windows (while wiping the drive of any previous data if you choose) this of course is not a factory reset it is a clean install of windows.
You will need to download some drivers from the laptop manufactures web site, for optimum results.
let me know if this helps.
Posted on Oct 20, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: restore factory settings
You need to do a new windows setup, erasing completely existing system. I do not know if you can do this from Vista upgrade. You may need to install from a bootable Windows setup disk first, and then install vista upgrade. Once you install the system you may need to download drivers. Here is Toshiba drivers page.
Posted on Mar 04, 2008
SOURCE: acer 3680 factory reset
here is the link to the manual for your laptop. please go there and take note of pages 70-73 that show how to restore your system with and without the disks.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
Use the Recovery CDs that came with the system. If you no longer have them, order them through Toshiba. Here's their website:
Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
What your friends have told you is correct for newer Toshiba models, they do have a "recovery partition"
Here is how you recover the OS >>>>>>
1, Make sure the laptop is turned off.
2, Hold down the zero (0) key and turn the laptop on, keep it pressed in until you see the "Toshiba Recovery Wizard" screen.
3, Choose the "Recovery of Factory Default Software" and click next.
4, The "Recovery of Factory Default Software" will appear.
5, Choose the "Recover to out-of-box-state" you will then get a message that all your data will be lost. Click next and the recovery process will start.
Once complete you will see a message that the HDD has been recovered.
Before you start the recovery process its a good idea to back up any data you have unless you not bothered or have already done so.
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
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if you would like to reset to factory default turn off unplug power remove battery wait 30 seconds replace batt & power hold down zero button restart pc do not release zero button until you see screen flashes and you see cursor blinking at top left release follow instructions for restore to out of box state pc will restart several times do not touch until you see choose language page this is for windows 7
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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