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mtyoung

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I have a toshiba satellite L25 S1216 laptop with win xp built in. I bought it about 3 years ago and a virus has screwed it up and i need to reformat my harddrive. I did not get recovery disks and am not able to use the system restore to turn back to an earlier date. I know there is a certain key or keys on the keyboard to press while the laptop is booting but I have forgotten. Please help quick. Thanks
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rshaffer61

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Toshiba:

To access the recovery partition do the following...
Power off the laptop.
Hold down the 0 (zero) key and turn the laptop on. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo appears.
Start tapping the zero key repeatedly at this point.
Stop if the unit beeps or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears.
The screen should flash HDD RECOVERY MODE for a second and then it will load the Toshiba recovery program right from the hard drive.
Note that this erases all data, and reloads all factory default software.
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