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I have a Toshiba M70 laptop. I want to revert to the factory settings and re-install Window XP. The Product recovery DVD ROM does not run any program but just has a large file that Windows does not recognize. How do I revert?

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You should be able to boot to that disk and begin the reinstall process. just put the disk in, reboot, and watch the boot process to give you a prompt similar to "press any key to boot from CD..."
That should start you install.

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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
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To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
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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.
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If Repair is not one of the options, END setup.

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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...

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