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Taking my laptop back to factory settings

Windows7. Wanting to clean hard drive to factory settings. Whatever are the steps I need to take and reinstall recovery discs

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1. Restart the computer.

2. Repeatedly tap the F8 key until you see the Advanced Boot Option Screen.

3. Select Repair Your Computerand hit Enter.

4. Select your country >> OK.

5. On the System Recovery Options Screen select Restore Application.

6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

8. When prompted, select on "Full Factory Recovery"

9. Select Next >> Yes.

10. After a couple of minutes the recovery will be completed.

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SOURCE: Want to know the steps to reformat Toshiba - Satellite Pro

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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Toshiba default factory setting can only restor your software if you have backup copy on New Harddrive.

As your old Harddrive crashed, you have to reinstall Operating system and requie software on new Harddrive.

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SOURCE: How do i restore my toshiba a105 laptop to factory setting.

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

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SOURCE: i doing a format for my satellite l655 s5144 and i'm installing the windows7 ultimate 32bit!!!!! i want my laptop come back to factory setting ... new!!!!! did you have a solution for me?!?!? i ne

If recovery drive is there, then there is a possibility to bring your laptop to factory settings.

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SOURCE: recovery disc for my laptop

You should be able to get a recovery CD for your model laptop from Toshiba.
You can download therecovery disc and device drivers for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB site from theirdownload page. Make sure you enter the model of your laptop so you can get thecorrect drivers. Please click on this link: - http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp

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Taking my laptop back to factory settings


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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Hi lalmaree47
To set you computer back to factory fresh settings you will need to format the hard drive and reinstall the operatins system and the drivers.
You will need to have the CD's that either you made when you got your computer or if your lucky you got the CD's that the factory furnished with the computer at the time you bought it.
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Format the hard drive:
You do this by double left clicking on "My Computer",then double left click the main drive (normally C drive).
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2. Once the formatting of the hard drive is complete you will need to reinstall the operating system along with the drivers.
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Unlike other laptops, Acer laptops integrate a computer management utility called 'Acer eRecovery Management' to create backup of hard drive data, create restore point, reinstall applications & drivers, and reset Acer laptop to factory setting.

Step 1: Before starting your Acer laptop, ensure that there is no external storage device attached to it. Now start your laptop.

Step 2: Press 'Alt + F10' when the laptop starts booting, and wait for a moment while Windows loads the reset files.

Step 3: When 'Acer eRecovery Management' window appears, select 'Restore System from factory default' and click 'Next' to continue.

Step 4: Again click 'Next' to reset your Acer laptop. This process will erase all data from your hard disk and reset your Acer laptop to original factory settings.

Step 5: Click 'OK' in the notification window to begin the the resetting operation. Now wait while your Acer laptop is reset to factory settings.

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Step 1: Before starting your Acer laptop, ensure that there is no external storage device attached to it. Now start your laptop.

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