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No laptop is trashed when a password is lost. It just takes a little time to find out how to get into the system. I'll assume it is running XP Home that was originally installed on it from the specs I saw when researching. I'll also assume the password is not the one necessary to get into the BIOS CMOS setup- that one can normally be cleared by removing the CMOS battery and letting it set for a few hours or longer so the information is lost. The OS password can be cleared by making a bootable disk for that purpose. I have a Unix CD program that I made from information I downloaded from the Internet. You can do the same if you have access to a CD burner on another computer, say a friend's or one at work. I can get you the program's name if that's the route you want to take.
Restore Toshiba to Out of the Box Condition If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on the hard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of the Box condition. 1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook. 2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key. 3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery. 4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next. 5. Select Recover to out-of-box state. 6. Click Next again. 7. Click Next to Start recovery. 8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.
If your Dell system is facing freezing/hanging problem or its performance is going down, you can easily reset/restore your Dell computer/laptop to factory setting. .....read more..how to reset dell laptop to factory setting
The only way you cna restore the Dell back to the original settings is to use the Dell recovery CD for your model Dell. You can get one from the Dell WEB site.
You can download the device drivers from Dell WEB site,the support download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on thebottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Taglabel is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where thespecific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you selectthe Windows of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on thislink to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen
a Dell Inspiron to the factory settings allows the user to restore the
Dell Inspiron to the original operating condition as if it was just
taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utility called 'Dell Symantec System Restore' to reset or restore your Dell system to factory setting.
Before reset any Dell Inspiron laptop, backup your all important data
and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an
external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue...
Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop. Step 3: Press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear. Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'. Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account. Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'. Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process...
process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the
Dell Inspiron laptop and reset the configuration settings to factory
You will lose all your data if you wanna set it to factory setting ,have its back up before you loose it.
Here is how to restore at Factory Setting..
1: Restart the computer, click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.2: As restarts, press the F8 key until the 'Advanced Boot Options' ,menu appears on the screen.It should come up before Window logo appears.3. Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.4. Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.5. Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore.7. In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.8. Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.9. Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.10. When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
You can run a system repair with the recovery or operating system disc to get it back to the factory settings. A repair will reset the system, and leave any of your files, pics, and programs that you've put into the machine. If you want to clear everything, and go back to the factory settings, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system.