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Borrow an Windows install disk and, using the key from the label at the bottom of the laptop, install it. Later go to the Compaq site and download and install the necessary drivers .

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I cant do a factory default


Read the product manual for how to restore factory default for your product.

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How do you restore facotry settings on a toshiba satellite a205-s5000


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How do you restore a toshiba satellite to facotry settings


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I cannot get the screen to come on, it is just black but the laptop is on


try removing the battery from th back.wait for like 5 minutes then restart the computer.

else try pressing F8 at the startup if you can go yo the advance boot options.
go to repair my computer..select the language then select the username and password..then in system reco ery optios try startup repair or system restore.

else go to safe mode with networking...there in command prompt type sfc /scannow if you have vista or 7..else if you have the xp in advance boot menu try last know good configuration.

Try the below steps to start the recovery
  1. If the computer is running, shut it down -- by clicking Start, Shut Down, and again Shut Down.
  2. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting three options:
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Sample TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen

Restore Original Factory Image (Recommended)
CAUTION:
Restoring a hard disk drive to its factory default state deletes all partitions on the hard disk drive and all data stored on those partitions. All of your files and information will be lost! Be sure to back up all important files first.
  1. Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
  2. Click Yes to begin the recovery. A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating the HDD has been restored.
  3. Press any key to restart the computer.



if the above step is not working try to use the windows repair with the oprating system cd.
insert the cd in to thr cd rom, restart the computer
press F12 at the startup it will give you the boot sequence then select the cd

and if none of the things are working contact Toshiba..there might be a hardware issue
plese rate if you find this helpful..thanks

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How do you go about to format a toshiba l650 and reinstall windows 7


Hi! If you have the Windows 7 disc just insert it restart the computer. It will boot directly from the disc. Then follow the step by step instructions here.
If you don't have the Windows 7 disc, you have two ways to reformat your Toshiba computer.
Using Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from the recovery partition
In case of a hard disk drive failure, you may be able to restore the drive to the factory default state using the on-disk Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility (in a special partition on the hard disk drive).
You can select restoring the entire hard disk drive to the factory default state, or restoring only the C: drive -- without affecting other partitions (for example, a D: drive) -- or changing the size allocated to your C: drive, and then restore it.
To recover your hard disk drive from a system failure using the utilities stored on your computers HDD, follow these steps:
  1. If the computer is running, shut it down -- by clicking Start, Shut Down, and again Shut Down.
  2. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting three options:
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Sample TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen

Restore Original Factory Image (Recommended)
CAUTION:
Restoring a hard disk drive to its factory default state deletes all partitions on the hard disk drive and all data stored on those partitions. All of your files and information will be lost! Be sure to back up all important files first.
  1. Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
  2. Click Yes to begin the recovery. A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating the HDD has been restored.
  3. Press any key to restart the computer.
* The options 2 & 3 are for advanced users.
Hard Disk Drive Recovery using Recovery CDs or DVDs
You may also wish to to run the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from Recovery CDs or DVDs that you have created.

Insert the first Recovery CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive, and turn on the computer. Once the computer is running, the TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting the same three options above. Again Press 1 to
restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. Click Yes to begin the recovery. Press any key to restart the computer.

Installing Drivers and Applications
The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer.
To reinstall drivers and applications:
  1. Double-click the "Toshiba Application Installer" icon on the Windows desktop. This utility may also be launched by clicking Start -->All Programs --> Hard Disk Recovery Utilities.

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  2. Click "Next".
  3. Click the item(s) you wish to install. To select multiple items, hold down the Ctrl key as you click your selections.
  4. Click "Install".
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation process.

Hope this helps.

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How do I Restore my Lenovo Y550 back to Defaults.


beside your power button there is a small button that will have a curved arrow on it, your system must be shut down then press and hold down the button wth a curved arrow or it may say NOVO on it press and hold it down for 4-5 seconds while the ssytem is shut down the computer will power on if you press that button then it will look like it is loading windows but it will show on the screen Lenovo Rescue OneKey System then you might see the option fix files or advance if this screen comes up it means that you still have the option to get windows working again if you click advance it will give you an option of Lenovo Password Management, Lenovo Anti Virus and Lenovo Rescue System select lenovo rescue system it will give you the options restore from initial backup, restore from customer backup select restore from initial back up to restore back to factory defaults unleass you created a back up of your own ^_^

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Format laptop lenovo y550


Note: Format would delete all of the data(like pictures, documents.) from the computer. Make sure, you back up all of your important data before formating the hard drive.
1. Insert operating system disk. 2. Shut down and restart the computer.As soon as, you restart the computer, start tapping 'Spacebar' key. Now, this would start loading from disk. 3.Hit F8 to accept the license agreement. 4.Hit enter 5. Enter Enter again and follow the on screen instruction and this would format your hard drive.
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Just bought Lenovo S10 and so unlucky that window crashed. So have to restore my Lenovo S10 to factory settings. Can’t really find how ot restore to factory settings in Lenovo S10 from the User Manual. So check from google, after many many search, finally found the solution.
For Lenovo S10 to restore to factory settings follow the steps below:-

  • Turn off your Lenovo. (i mean shut down and make sure it’s power off)
  • Now press on the “One Key Recovery” key at the top of your Keyboard, your Lenovo S10 should boot up. Else hold down the “One Key Recovery” key until it boot up.
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  • Now you may choose “Restore to factory settings” from the screen and proceed for the restoration.
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its virtual impossible the only thing you can do is to reinstall the windows...if you do not want to have drivers problems ..do not format the partition ...just reinstall the os in the same folder....you might also try do blank to default the bios...by removing the bios battery for a second.... some say this might work ...but the sure solution is reinstalling the operating system...

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Reboot the system and when the Acer logo appears, hold down the ALT key and press F10. This starts the recovery process, just follow the instructions.

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