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My laptop i have a toshiba satelite a30 series notebook with windows xp home edition and i wanna puit the laptop back to factory settings so i can re instal the windows but i dont know how cos the laptop was bought second hand and the guiy who had this before ahs ruined it

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  • polo [p;p May 11, 2010

    what do you mean by restoring it to factory default? do you mean to reformat your laptop and start a fresh environment?

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If you have an operating system installer use it and format your laptop first. Then proceed in installing the new os.Download the specific drivers needed for your laptop.Remember that before you reinstall you must first know what these specific drivers are..You can see it from the device manager. Click my computer--->left click----->properties-------->hardware tab---->device manager. Or simply type the model of your laptop and search for its drivers from the net. Another best option is buy a recovery cd from toshiba.

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I need to reset my toshiba satelite A215-S4817 to factory default


toshiba satelite A215-S4817
This is a laptop not a desktop !!
Restoring factory default settings on your computer can be done within a couple of hours, without any need for the recovery discs.
First, you need to back up any data and information that you want to keep, such as documents, pictures, and downloaded email, since everything will be erased from your hard drive after restoring the factory settings on your computer.
If you haven't restored factory settings on your machine before, do not worry.
With proper instruction, you can have your computer back to its original state within a few hours at most.

Restart your computer and proceed to Step 2 before Windows begins to load after reboot.
If you are restoring a Toshiba model, hold down the "0" (zero) key as you turn off the machine, then skip to step three.
2
Access your computer's "PC Recovery" feature by entering the correct button(s) for your machine.
This button varies, depending on the make of your machine.
HP and Dell users will hit the "F11" key, whereas Acer and Sony users will enter "F10."
If you own a Samsung model, use "F4."
3
Select "Destructive Recovery," or "Restore Original Factory Image," from the list of options that appear on the next screen, then click "Continue."
A destructive recovery will erase everything on your machine and reinstall the operating system.
4
Wait as the factory settings are restored on your computer.
Windows will require you to make date, time, and language settings on the next set of screens to follow after your machine restarts.
This process can take anywhere from a half-hour up to 2 hours to complete.

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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.


hope this helps

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HOW TO REPAIR A CRASHED A205-S5809 TOSHIBA SATELLITE. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO RESTORE IT TO FACTORY SETTINGS WITH OUT RESTORE DISK


If you have Windows installation CD and the product installation code then -
Install Windows XP then download the device drivers for your model laptop and install them on your laptop. You can use a another computer with Internet access then copy and install them on your laptopYou can download the drivers from the Toshiba WEB support/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the XP or Vista Windows version of the drivers you require and install them. Click on this link to download the drivers: -
Normal 0 http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp

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How do i reset my toshiba m45-5165 satellite laptop back to factory settings without a recovery disk


if you have it saved on part of your drive i belive its f10 on the boot up failing that use a o/s :ie xp vista windows 7 disk and re-install it.

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Drivers not compatible


Try here

http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=UK


Choose
Notebooks
Satellite
A series
A200(PSAEC)

Then the rest is up to you.

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I need to restart my laptop to factory settings


if you want it to be factory settings, you would need the exact same Operatin Sytem installation disk which they probably didnt give you. The reason i say the same is because your serial numbers wont match as your original OS. Anyways if you only doing it to sell the laptop or two have a fresh Operating system, i would recomend you !1) Get a copy os Windows XP
2) Backup all your important files
3) Format your laptop and reinstall XP
4) Restore your files
5) Download (If you dont have it already) your drivers for your laptop. This can be found on Toshibas website.
6) Install all drivers and thats it. You have a Factory Set Laptop

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I have a new Toshiba Satellite A210 with Vista Home edition installed . I downloaded and installed Windows Vista OS patches to bring machine up to date. Now when I boot the machine, the windows shows the...


hi philipQ

Did your laptop come with restore CDs?, if it did, then i suggest you to a complete system restore. and see if the problem is solved.

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I have acer aspire laptop computer model 3692WLM1 windows media center edition I wish to purchase a HP DESKJET D4200 series printer will this be compatable for my laptop


Hey doodee,

According to information provided by the manufacturer, this model HP printer requires Windows 2000, Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional in order to function. Apart from the obvious cosmetic changes and some extra added functionality, Windows XP Media Center Edition may be treated as basic Windows XP in many instances. As such, this printer should be compatible with your computer. Please keep in mind however, that you may need to perform driver and software updates in order to guarantee functionality.

Hope this helps you out.

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NEED complete drivers


The toshiba website has the drivers you need:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modItemList.jsp?moid=893050&rpn=PTA30U&ct=DL&BV_SessionID=@@@@0477345540.1206796869@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccadedjkjmfejcgfkceghdgngdgnj.0

on that page, the "toshiba hardware setup utility for XP" is probably what you're looking for.

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The quick restore dosen`t work


What operating system you are using before installing windows xp. If it is windows 98, Your restore cd will restore windows 98. if you want to restore to factory settings pls boot from the restore cd and format the harddisk. Becareful, this will erase your entire data on the harddisk which cannot be recover. If you are using licenced (not pirated) windows xp boot from it and reinstall windows xp so that you can run the os smoothly. But in either case becarefull when you are formating, it will destroy entire data and you may endup in soup. feel free to revert back for further quiries

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