I have a toshiba that a friend has given me and i want to erase all of his stuff and start over like i just bought the laptop. i tried to do it, but i cant figure out how it should be done. please help me.
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Re: restoring to factory settings
Before you delete everything & start again,create a backup CD of O/S(presuming its windows) to reinstall when you have finished.
If you have a O/S disk,just insert disk and follow the instructions as they proceed.
When asked for a Administrators Password make sure you remember.
It is normally fairly easy to reinstall your O/S,just follow closely.
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I will talk you thru it.
Don't forget,if you Do Not Have A O/S CD,make backup CD of the original O/S.Everything else you can delete.
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Hi,i just want to tell you that you are safe with your laptop provided you can do and follow up my instructions.
1.open the laptop and look under the keyboard you will see the cmos jumper.take it out and plug it to the other two to clear cmos,then return it back to its former state.you can also use wimdows restore by going to start menu,point at programs,under program go to accesories and click at systems tool.under system tools you will see system restore follow the restore wizard and you are through
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try booting from a Windows installation disc. Choose the repair installation option. If this does not work, you may have to erase (format) your whole drive and start over again by reinstalling Windows from scratch.
Before erasing the drive, you might want to pull it out, put as a second drive in another working computer or inside a USB hard drive case and download all of your information from it. Otherwise you may have a mess on your hands with lost data/documents/photos.
Restore Toshiba to Out of the Box Condition If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on thehard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of theBox condition. 1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power buttononce 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 systemrecovery. 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, timeand language settings.
If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on thehard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of theBox condition. 1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power buttononce 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 systemrecovery. 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, timeand language settings.
When your Toshiba Satellite laptop goes on the fritz, there are several instances where the best solution is to delete everything and start over. If your system frequently crashes or you can't remove a specific virus, you may want to restore the laptop back to original factory settings. While the easiest way to restore the system is to use the operating system restore disc, it is possible to restore the system without it. Each Satellite laptop also includes a hard drive recovery utility that lets you restore the operating system without the restore disc.
1. Take account of any files or programs you still want to use after the Toshiba laptop is restored back to its factory settings. Transfer the files to a backup location, such as a USB flash drive or external hard drive.
2. Restart the Toshiba Satellite laptop's operating system. Wait for the Toshiba logo to appear on the screen.
3. Press the key that brings up the hard drive disk utility menu. Depending on the specific model of your Toshiba Satellite laptop, the key will either be "0," "F1," or "F8."
4. Press "1" or click "Restore Original Factory Image." Click "Yes." Select "Next" to begin the restoration process.
5. Restart the Toshiba laptop computer when the restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.
6. Transfer the backup copies of the data you saved earlier back to the Toshiba's hard drive. Re-install any programs you need, such as your software firewall or anti-virus tool.
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start > all programs > accessories > system tools > system restore, restore it to the first point, and though this will erase all your files prior to, it will roll back your computer back to the original settings... also going to computer info, you can reset the settings to the default...
When you first turn on your computer, press the F10 key until it boots into the recovery partition. Once there, select advanced then follow the onscreen instructions. Warning: This will erase all of your data.
Some newer HPs use a different key then F10; if F10 doesn't work, then look on the screen it should tell you which key to press to start recovery.