Solved reset toshiba laptop to factory settings

August 30, 2013 at 13:08:23
Specs: Windows 64
I have a satellite pro c650-18D system unit windows 7 and im trying to reset back to factory settings, Have tried switching off and pressing 0 button n turning back on but it wont work just wondering if there is another way to do this please help its driving me crazy just want to wipe my comptuer clean thanks

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August 30, 2013 at 13:55:27
I'm not too sure what the proper key combination Toshiba used when they originally built this system but if you are fairly confident you are doing it right then there is a possibility that the HD was either re-partitioned or replaced. If either of these scenarios turns out to be true then you will have to go into the bios (system setup) screen and set it to boot from the cd-rom and use an original system disk to format and reload the system. The way manufacturers design systems to be able to return to as new condition is they originally partition the HD with a hidden partition that you can only access with this key combination at boot. In this otherwise unaccessible partition are all the system files, applications, drivers etc that came with the system. This is why once the HD is re-partitioned or replaced this option will not work.

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August 30, 2013 at 14:15:06
I found this youtube video of the procedure. It's not a great production but it should work.

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August 31, 2013 at 06:58:06
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Toshiba.....turn off the computer. Hold down the zero (0) key and while keeping it depressed, turn on the computer, keep holding down the 0 key for a few seconds more and then release, that should bring up toshiba's recovery menu.
I know you say it doesn't work but sometimes it's all in how you hold your mouth. If that fails and you did not make the recovery disks when you got it, you may have to load things the old fashioned way.

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