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Hamish_West
Posts: 4

Factory Reset, No System Restore Point or Disk

Hi,

I would like to restore my machine to factory defualts, i do not have a system restore point or DVD, how can i do this?

Machine:

Toshiba Satellite A300D

Windows Vista Home Premium

 

Thanks

-Hamish

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strontium
Posts: 32

Re: Factory Reset, No System Restore Point or Disk

Hold down the zero key (top row, not numpad), while powering up the laptop.

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Hamish_West
Posts: 4

Re: Factory Reset, No System Restore Point or Disk

What do I do after that?

 

-Hamish

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archie_civil
Posts: 335

Re: Factory Reset, No System Restore Point or Disk

turn off computer

hold down 0 (one on the top)

turn computer on (while holding down 0)

*let go when the computer beeps

**when you see Windows Setup hit enter

**Otherwise you'll see Windows is loading Files

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Hamish_West
Posts: 4

Re: Factory Reset, No System Restore Point or Disk

That doesnt do anything, i tap enter after holding 0 but vista still boots normally.

-Hamish

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JenT78
Posts: 4

Re: Factory Reset, No System Restore Point or Disk

I am trying to do the same thing and zero does not work.  I need to wipe everything out of the computer before getting rid of it.  Any suggestions?

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