Solved factory data reset for a toshiba laptop windows 7

July 30, 2013 at 23:26:07
Specs: Windows 7
i just want to know how i enable my factory data reset on my computer basically i have stuff on my computer i cant delete also ive been trying to figure out how to do this since i bought it from a friend and she didnt know how to do it either so alittle help would be much appreciated

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July 31, 2013 at 01:19:40
A factory reset will mean losing all your data, unless you copy it to other media (CD, DVD, external drive, etc.), beforehand. If, for some reason, this can"t be done in Windows (not booting, blue-screens, etc.), download a live Linux CD, and boot from that. Use this to backup all your data.

As for the factory reset, different models of Toshiba laptops need different procedures to perform the factory reset. As we don't know the model number of your laptop, we can't give you the information you require. Post back with the model number (on a label underneath), and someone will be able to help.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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July 31, 2013 at 03:02:45
the backing up data doesnt worry me to much ill just get new stuff it cant be that hard if i dont have back ups right? MODEL NO. PSKOU-01800E

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July 31, 2013 at 05:31:58
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Based on the model number you posted (which is incorrect), you have a Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4040. If you do a factory reset, you will lose everything - all data, software, Windows updates, etc that have been installed since the computer was purchased will be wiped out & essentially you'll be rolling it back to 2010. If you're OK with that, see page 1-12 of the manual for System Recovery Options:

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July 31, 2013 at 09:59:31
Turn off the unit, hold down the "0" that is zero key, power on the laptop and hold that key down for 5 seconds or so, then release the key. If this brings up a recovery option then you should be able to work from there. If there was no recovery partition then you would have needed to make discs.

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