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Want to restore to factory state but lost disc, any help?


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As the topic states, i want to restore my computer to factory state with the programs that came with it but i lost my cd and there is no restore point that goes back further than a week. Im using a samsung laptop and windows 7. I want to restore because i have a few issues with missing files and drivers. Please help !! much appreciated.
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:welcome: JackIsTeBestName
Being this is a Samsung try the below.

f8 should bring you to a screen with a "Repair your computer" option. Select that option and go from there
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What is the exact model number of your laptop?

This an example of one...........

N640CL2014/EHQ

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Wow can do this with my Toshiba as well. Here goes....
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Islandcat your laptop has a different method to get to the recovery partition.

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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whoops. Well it is letting me do Recovery of Factory Default Software. Will see if there is anything left of this laptop to try that way when this is done. I couldnt do other Recovery as apparently no back up and no back up disc. Well that didnt appear to work, cant sign in, says need to reset password using disc or usb. No drive. Hmmm now to try what you said.
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wolfymole, my model number is NP-QX411
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f8 doesnt do much when its on but ill try when restarting(spamming f8 over and over)after i get a response from wolfsomething
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Turn the system completely off and then start it again. At the first black screen start tapping F8.
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okay ill try that now
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it asked me to put in a local user and password and so i put my account and password but it didnt really work:/
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It didn't really work or didn't work at all? You should have been taken to the system recovery option.
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it sent me there but when i was asked to put in a local user i put my user for my pc in and it didnt sign in or watever
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What happens if you don't put anything in?
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then u cant go further
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