Factory reset without f12

January 9, 2018 at 06:20:48
Specs: Windows 7
Hello I’m wanting to factory reset my toshiba laptop but the f12 key doesn’t work, can it be done another way? Thanks

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#1
January 9, 2018 at 11:23:42
You could borrow an external USB keyboard.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
January 9, 2018 at 13:23:57
Please post the model of your laptop. Also explain the reason for the factory reset. Have you ever done it before? According to the following site, 0 (zero) is the correct key & it must be done in the proper sequence.

https://crashcloud.com/how-to-reset...


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#3
January 9, 2018 at 15:43:33
Remember too...that a factory reset will erase "all" your personal files in the process. So if there's "anything" you wouldn't wish to lose... first ensure you have it copied/duplicated off the system as is; ideally to an external hard drive and dvd too At the least one or other of those two media - preferably an external hard drive as a minimum.

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#4
January 10, 2018 at 09:52:35
I’m wanting a factory reset as it’s running extremely slow. It’s a toshiba satellite c660-15r

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#5
January 10, 2018 at 09:52:53
Thankyou I didn’t think of that

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#6
January 10, 2018 at 10:35:52
It might be malware. Run these two freebies on it:

AdwCleaner:
https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcle...
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).
After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds.

If either of them find something please copy/paste the associated logs on here.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
January 10, 2018 at 20:35:19
Then run Ccleaner to clear out junk, Then run it again and use the Manage Start Ups feature to stop most programs (aside from Microsoft, Intel Rapid Storage, and anything you need) from starting with Windows.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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