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Please tell how to reset my computer to factory defaults

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This is pulled straight from Toshiba's user guide for this laptop: To recover the original factory image using the utilities on your computer's internal storage drive: 1 Make sure the computer is turned off. 2 Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard while powering on the computer. 3 If your system offers a choice of Windows ® 7 32-bit or 64-bit operating system, select one at this time. If not, skip to step 4. Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 4 A warning screen appears, stating that when the recovery is executed all data will be deleted and rewritten. Click Ye s to continue. (Sample Image) Warning screen 5 When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next. (Sample Image) Selecting a Process screen63 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 6 The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears. Select Recover to out-of-box state. (Sample Image) Recovery of Factory Default Software screen 7 Click Next. A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure to save your work to external media before proceeding. 8 Click Next to begin the recovery. When the process is complete, a message displays indicating that the internal storage drive has been recovered. 9 Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer. Recovering to a custom size partition Recovering to a custom size partition deletes all partitions on the drive and all information stored in those partitions. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery. During the recovery process it is strongly recommended that your computer be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor. NOTE Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive The "Recover to a custom size partition" option restores your C: drive to its out-of-box state, and allows you to specify the size for the C: partition.

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    Aaron Mar 11, 2011

    Sorry for the clutter, I meant to break up the sentences instead of having one huge unsightly paragraph. Hope this helps!

  • geebusbeard Mar 16, 2011

    How long do you have to hold down 0 (zero) for? I've tried it for close to 5 minutes and all it does is buzz at me.


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If you Toshiba is a fairly recent laptop and there is a Restore partition on your hard drive.
To restore your Toshiba to "Out of the Box" condition then please click on this link and follow my instructions :-

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