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Master Reset How can I do a master reset on my Toshiba Equium p200 ied with the toshiba disc it came with, however I can not find where to go as there is too many files on the disc and non that say recovery or reset. I need to do the master reset to clean my computer of all its files.

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  • morgsysgirl May 28, 2008

    it just wont let me dowload the thing to do it because my laptop is now so slow. because everytime i go away everyone uses my laptop and downloads everything which in turn slows it more, when it gets fixed im not letting anyone on it without me being in the room. thanks for your help x

  • morgsysgirl May 28, 2008

    Yeah but it just doesnt seem to work no matter what i try.

  • morgsysgirl May 29, 2008

    yeah and it didnt even try to boot from the disc, it just started windows like normal.

  • morgsysgirl May 30, 2008

    Thank you for all your help, I'm not very good with computers and dont want to risk breaking my laptop as i havnt had it long. I am going to get my uncle to do the reset on my laptop the weekend now his back off holiday. Thanks again for all your help.

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Are you just looking to completely erase your hard drive (delete all files from your computer)? If so, try Active@ Kill Disk - it's free. Use directions for Booting from a Floppy Disk if your computer has a Floppy drive or Booting from a CD if you'd rather use a CD.
http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Hope this helps! : )

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  • Jane Doe May 28, 2008

    I see. So you're actually looking to take your toshiba back to the orginial configuration with the disk you got with the laptop? It that correct?

  • Jane Doe May 28, 2008

    Have you tried booting in to the CD? Meaning, you stick the CD in the drive, reboot your system and let the system boot in to the CD instead of Windows?

  • Jane Doe May 29, 2008

    It sounds like you need to change the boot priority so that you can boot from the CD. Turn off your computer. Turn it back on and start pressing the F2 key repeatedly to enter BIOS setup. If F2 doesn't work, try the esc key. Look for a setting called "boot priority". Change it so that the CD-ROM drive is the first in the list. Once you change the settings and save it (there will be instructions on how to change and save the settings at the bottom of the screen), reboot and follow the instructions on the screen to boot in to the cd.

  • Jane Doe May 30, 2008

    Not a problem, and good luck. : )

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