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Default settings hi ,have a toshiba L40 running windows xp pro,bought it through local press need to reset to factory defaults setting.tried pressing F2 and F12 ,went to hdd it did not prompt me overwrite data.what can i do now have no recovery disc.

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Log onto Toshiba and give them your serial number and ID. You can find your recovery disk there.

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Was givin a used unit and want to reset it to factory default


To reset BIOS to factory default settings, press "F10" during the POST section and then press "F5" to reinstall factory BIOS settings, Save the new settings and reboot.
To recover to a clean install of the Operating System you will need a set of Recovery Disks. If you do not have them, and the machine will load Windows successfully then you should be able to create them from the "HP Backup & Recovery Manager" although whether this will return to factory default or simply create disks for recovery to its current state I am not sure. Alternatively I understand you can get Recovery Disks from HP, although whether still available for this model - I don't know. Hope this helps.

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I am running Windows XP Home edition. I changed some setting in the "Setup" using the F2 key, and then like an idiot changed something in the categories I think called "Bios"


There are several ways to reset your Bios. But until you are locked out of it, there is an easy solution. You need to reset your bios. The location and wording of this option varies for every different BIOS.It will typically be called "Reset to Default", "Factory Default", "Setup Defaults", or something similar. It may be located in one of the tabs or it may be an option listed near the navigation buttons.

What you need to do is reboot your PC, press F12 or DEL until the bios screen arrives. Then you need to just navigate to 'Defaults' or "Load Defaults" or "Load Reset to Defaults", select it, press yes and select "save and exit". The PC will restart and the BIOS should be reset to original setting.

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How can i restore a toshiba equium l20-197 back to factory settings


System restore will not do what your asking.

However there is a way but you will need a Installation cd Assume you have Windows XP


Then you need to borrow or buy a Windows XP Home Edition or Pro

You can buy one used from Ebay.


There are two options !.Repair install this will save all files/data on your hard drive.

Follow these instructions to Repair install.


Boot the computer using the XP CD.

You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive.

Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.



When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:


To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.


To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

Do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).


I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".


Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.


If Repair is not one of the options, END setup.

After the reboot


Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.


Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

2. If you want to do a clean install that will completely wipe your hard drive clean then follow the instructions from this site http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/win...


You will then need to reload all Microsoft Windows Updates and find all other drivers and software from http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/c...

Then wham bam you should be back in business.


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I have some problem on my PC which is running window XP pro. When I switch on my pc. It will prompt me the message below: ''Overclocking failed. Please enter setup to re-configure your system. Press F1...


The BIOS settings are wrong. Press F1 when the pc starts to enter in the BIOS then on there you will see the Load default settings option: select it, Save and Exit. If the problem isn't fixed then you have some jumpers on the motherboard that are switched wrongly - take them all out and try again.

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I bought my acer aspirem5810 on 1/1/2010 and i used the shrink to have more partition and then when i wanted to creat the factory default disc i have an error which''the hard drive configuration is not set...


Hi, unfortunately, when you changed the formatting to (Shrink); this changes the Original settings from the Factory settings. You may need to make a copy using the factory / default setting firsts; then change the settings to shrink formatting, making a separate copy to CD. Thanks paul7of9

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Im getting error messages at the bottom of my page:saying page done but with errors using ie 7 vista system


Hi,
You can try running the fix from the following website on the affected machine to reset the IE 7 to factory defaults.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

In case the above link doesnot work. Following is the manual method for reseting IE


To use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature from Control Panel, follow these steps:
  1. Exit all programs, including Internet Explorer (if it is running).
  2. If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER: inetcpl.cplIf you use Windows Vista, click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image vistastartbutton.jpg. Type the following command in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER: inetcpl.cplThe Internet Options dialog box appears.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Under Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Then click Reset again.
  5. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting the settings, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box.
  6. Start Internet Explorer again.
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Want to reset to Factory Default


When the computer is just starting up, press the 'delete' button. That will take you to 'setup'. Go thru that to find your 'reset to default', it may be in more place than one. It would be really good if you could get the install disks for your computer, then you could do a re-install of Windows. That will get rid of everything but Windows, so if you want anything else, you will need that disk too.

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Just purchased IBM Intelistation 6221..installing windows????


hi! try this. reboot your cpu, then press the CMOS setup key (del), then select load default setting, then go to hard disk detection settings, select the LBA setup. I believe you know how to manipulate the CMOS setup configuration. if still doesn't work out, bring it to the service center near you and ask for assistance, Im sure they would love to help you. Have a nice day!

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How to reset my compaq computer back to the factory setting


Reset your operating system software (Windows XP..)to Compaq factory setting : restarting your computer. Hold down F10 key, your computer will go into recovery software provided windows recovery was preloaded into your hard disk during installation.
Follow on screen instruction.

If it your Bios you want to restore to factory setting, restarting your computer hold F1 key, entering BIOS set up. Look and press the key assigned "Default Loading" save change and exit Bios set up.
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Factory settings


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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