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Factory settings bought a toshiba L40 satellite pro laptop out of paper,it has no recovery disks with it.How do i reset back to factory default setting as alot of his files and driver are still on laptop.just want to start fresh ,can anybody help.

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  • dappa10 Apr 03, 2008

    thanks mate gonna try that now keep fingers crossed.

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I think with the L40 it should have a recovery partition, It depends on whether the last owner overwrote it or not, if he was stupid enough to leave his details on there then probably not.

If when you turn on the machine, hold the 0 key(zero), a HDD utility should appear prompting you if you want to overwrite data. Follow the instructions and it should go back to factory defaults.

(if zero isn't the correct key, its likely to be one of the higher F keys ie F8, F9 etc.)

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