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Restore Windows 7 Toshiba Laptop


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Amichan21

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I tried to restore my Toshiba Laptop, and I thought it would be like my Netbook was. I pressed and holds the Zero button and I'm guess it erased everything and it asks me 'Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

In said, I don't have a recovery media disk or boot disk. I bought the laptop Refurbished off of Ebay from Toshiba. So it didn't come with one sort to speak. Any tips on how to restore it to factory settings without sending it in for repairs and without costing me an arm and a leg?
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What is the model full model number? There should be a Recovery Partition on the hard drive that you access at boot time though I've never heard of the 0 key being the trigger. It's usually F10, F11 or F12.

If all else fails, you can download a legal .sio file from Digital River and create a installable DVD or Flash drive as follows:

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.


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What is the model full model number? There should be a Recovery Partition on the hard drive that you access at boot time though I've never heard of the 0 key being the trigger. It's usually F10, F11 or F12.

If all else fails, you can download a legal .sio file from Digital River and create a installable DVD or Flash drive as follows:

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.


I've tried F11 that does nothing, along with F10. F12 is Boot Menu. Here is the full model number C675D-S7109
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