They check and if your computer isn't on their internal list they abort. Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, click Get started. Choose your default language, and then click Next. Its a toshiba satellite A205-S5859 with vista home premium, and it has a webcam and wireless card built in just throwing that out there. A warning will appear on-screen with a final alert that your hard disc will be completely erased. The phone is now unlocked and you can customise setting as you like. The Product Key determines which Vista version gets installed.
I have installed memory before and watched the how to video for this one but never have done a recovery. Your toshiba should come with a recovery partition that is hidden. Continue to hold down both buttons until your computer starts beeping. This makes the process super simple as you can restore your laptop without factory restore disks. If that brings no joy, restart and press F8 at the logo screen. See this link for more information: Well I have been unintstalling all apps that are junk and have not been used.
A blue screen may appear before the Advanced Startup screen is displayed. I dont have an hdd recovery and downloaded iso recovery discs havent worked. Applications that were originally installed with Windows 8 will be reinstalled. If you can afford it two 1Gb would give better performance. System Reset will return your laptop to factory default settings, just like it came out-of-the-box. Type restore and press enter; then press y enter to continue. From the Start screen, type reset to open the Search charm, and then select Remove everything and reinstall Windows from the search results.
Tap F8 continuously immediately after powering up. Hi, this is my first post so I'm sorry if things don't make sense or if I don't have much of an idea of what I'm talking about because truth be told I don't have much of an idea at all. The only thing you'd need is the product key to activate it. I'm not saying to do it. Your only other options then is to reinstall Windows from scratch, or purchase the recovery media for the laptop from Toshiba. You don't necessarily need a recovery disk.
Just remember everything will be lost. If you specified a removable drive, backup may prompt you to enter an additional blank disc if more than one is necessary to hold all of your files. Your Windows 8 should now start again. This article has also been viewed 156,641 times. Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner. At this stage C drive will start to be re-formatted. Since you are running vista.
Thank you so so much. There are a couple of other possible key presses used on some of the A100 series machines. Specify the language you want, then click Next. Okay, you may or may not be able to do this. Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules. Backup your files before you continue! Was it being used for anything? Method 2: Access System Restore at boot using the installation media.
Release the keys when a warning message displays on your screen. My guess is that the original recovery partition was done away with when Windows 7 was installed. Method 3: Access the snapshots with Easy Recovery Essentials Easy Recovery Essentials can access the snapshots created by System Restore and restore your computer. If your friend created a back up image for Windows 7, you may be able to use that. What If the Backup Is on Another Computer? Sometimes this will fail though and cause other issues with the computer. No, that is a different disc.
So please, if someone could help and guide me in how to restore the laptop to factory settings then that would be great! On the Select the files and folders to restore page, click the check box Restore everything in this backup. We can look at it and give some guidance. Restoring a computer to its factory settings will delete all personal files: music, movies, pictures and any installed software applications or drivers that were not included in the original configuration of that computer. The top most option will read: Repair Your Computer. A heavily-used notebook computer can quickly become unusably slow due to viruses and system errors. I tend to err on the side of caution.
However if you were originally happy with the performance before the laptop got loaded down, save your money for now. It worked fine but all the files were transferred from the other computer and he didnt know how to uninstall so never bothered. Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. My guess is that whatever your friend did wiped out the recovery partition that most laptops seem to come with in lieu of a physical disk. Your Windows Vista should now start again. To access this partition, start with the laptop off.