Solved Toshiba Satellite p105-s6187 factory reset

January 14, 2017 at 16:22:20
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How do i factory reset my toshiba Satellite p105-s6187 laptop. I do not have the recovery disk and holding down zero during power up just brings me to boost mode.

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#1
January 15, 2017 at 01:27:00
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The 'press 0 while turning it on' only applies to models made after about mid 2007. I'm not sure how old yours is but if it came with vista it's probably too old to have a restore partition. Or if it's supposed to have the partition it's possible it was deleted or has become corrupted. You might check the support page for your model and see if you can still order a restore disk.

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#2
January 15, 2017 at 08:54:31
Also that anything on the computer that you really value and wouldn't like to lose... first ensure you have it duplicateed, copied to external storage. Typically dvd, but an external hard drivebtoo is nice(r.. For photos, the usual critical items, make two sets of dvds. Do not use usb sticks/flash drives for long term safe storage; they are not intended for that as they can and will fail...

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#3
January 15, 2017 at 09:23:54
Ok Thanks so much for the response I tried the 0 key and many other things and I've realized it doesn't have the restore partion. I got the laptop from a friend for free so I'm not worried about anything that is on the laptop. I just wanted to clear it and start fresh. I called toshiba and they don't even sell a restore disk for the laptop anymore.

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#4
January 15, 2017 at 09:26:22
Also the previous owner never set a restore point with in the system itself so I can't even do that option. I am just going have to remove all his programs and everything a little at a time and keep running defragmenter and disk clean up n see what it does I guess

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#5
January 15, 2017 at 10:50:52
Just wipe the HDD & reinstall Windows from scratch. Do you have a Vista disk?

http://softlay.net/operating-system...


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#6
January 15, 2017 at 12:08:21
I think you can - and it would be wise to - make our own set of recovery disks.

And of course you can create a backup set via windows (I think); and then there are utilities like Acronis etc. which do the same and a lot more...


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#7
January 15, 2017 at 12:56:38
Thanks for all the answers. I unfortunately do not have a Vista disk to reinstall it. If I get a later version of windows could I just install that after wiping the computer? Or is it best to reinstall the original windows that it came factory with? It's been years since I've had to play with a computer. Lol

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#8
January 15, 2017 at 15:02:40
There are legal downloads for most windows versions; and as you have a legitimate key for the laptop you can use that with the correct download.

There should be a sticker showing the key for the laptop's original installation. Likely it's an OEM so you download an OEM ISO and burn to a DVD; then use that DVD to re-install if you need to.

But do make your own set of recovery disks too - even now.

Depending on the specs of the laptop, you may be able to get win-7 up and running; but first check on the Toshiba website for all the drivers etc. you will need; and also check the specs. of your laptop to see if it will support/run win7.

If you do a clean install of any windows version it wipes the current hard drive, so generally no need of reformatting first.


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#9
January 15, 2017 at 16:03:07
Alright I am just going to stick with Vista that it came with. It will less complicated and I don't use the laptop a lot so no reason to have the newer version.

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