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Taking my laptop back to factory settings

Clean my hard drive to factory settings. What order of steps to take?

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  • Pamela
    Pamela Dec 29, 2013

    I did this. It never ask for a recovery disk, it still had my documents and photos, but the space on the hard drive is at factory setting. I downloaded Microsoft security essentials, established a restore point, https for Mozilla, and Microsoft office. I would like to download a malware, but was not sure which one. Everything works great. Thank you

  • Pamela
    Pamela Dec 31, 2013

    I installed iobit.com advanced system care this afternoon, everything is going well thank you

  • JonSnell Electronic
    JonSnell Electronic Dec 31, 2013

    Pleased to hear it.

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This normally works on Toshiba Laptops that still have the restore sector active.

ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED ON YOUR HARD DRIVE IF YOU PROCEED. YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER ADAPTER PLUGGED IN. DO NOT SWITCH OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER DURING THIS PROCESS.


1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.

Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.

2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook.

3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.

4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.

5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.

6) Select Recover to out-of-box state. Click Next again.

7) Click Next to Start recovery.

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  • Pamela
    Pamela Dec 29, 2013

    Pamela I did this. It never ask for a recovery disk, it still had my documents and photos, but the space on the hard drive is at factory setting. I downloaded Microsoft security essentials, established a restore point, https for Mozilla, and Microsoft office. I would like to download a malware, but was not sure which one. Everything works great. Thank you Dec 29, 2013

  • JonSnell Electronic
    JonSnell Electronic Dec 30, 2013

    Try iobit.com Advanced System Care. The free version works quite well.

  • Pamela
    Pamela Dec 31, 2013

    I installed this a few hours ago. Thank you

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Your data - In order to ensure don't copy any infected data backup as few executables as possible. BEFORE restoring your data make sure you have antivirus installed and up to date. Perform a full scan after copying the data back to your lt. Put in the recovery disk and restart your computer. Look for a prompt on the screen to "boot from disk" while it is booting. Press the key it says to press and follow the directions from there. If there isn't a prompt to boot from disk try pressing Alt and F10 while it boots.

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