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My comptuter has crashed. How do do a clean install using the backup disk which came with the computer?

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While Kumar is correct, please note that by restoring your pc using the restore disk, you will lose all of your information as you will have a 'new' hard drive, just as it came from the manufacturer. If you can, try to back up whatever you need to save. If possible, try to perform a repair as opposed to a reinstall until you can save what you need.

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Hi Toshiba ships a restore DVD with the original factory configuration on it. Booting with this DVD will trigger a Ghost-like restore process that will revert everything to the factory settings.But before doing a reinstallation check for the drivers availability in toshiba support website just to make shore incase if the drivers are missing from the cd/dvd we can still download it.Good luck.
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