I disabled every Toshiba service just to test it, and booted in safe mode and the computer was still very laggy. Step 10 If you have made a Windows 7 installer on your bootable flash drive, the installation will automatically start. Once you complete the software installation, you are free to move all your files back to your fresh hard drive. The installation will take several minutes. Then to start the wiping process, first I should reformat the hard drive. But in other ways, it's like reinstalling, which I only realized while I was posting the op.
To format a laptop hard drive for a Windows computer, back up your data and boot your computer from an appropriately made installation disc, then install your laptop's drivers from a previously created source. Reformatting your laptop is a great way to refresh your laptop and even speed it up a bit, although your mileage will vary depending on the hardware of your laptop. That means that all your files and applications will be gone. Do you all have any recommendations for the wiping program? After those preparation, you can start to wipe hard drive. It still had 2-3 input lag. Of course, that key also varies laptop to laptop, but is usually one of the function keys or maybe even Escape, although that key has fallen out of favor in recent years. When you reformat your computer everything will be erased! Overview on formatting computer Formatting a laptop hard disk can be done when you want to reinstall Windows operating system or upgrade to new systems.
For most laptop's the product key sticker is affixed to the bottom of the laptop. Once it does, accept the terms and then wait again. I've been checking different forums to see if someone else has the same problem, but haven't found an answer yet and really don't want to reformat as I've been told to do. Hi there, Could you please help me how to reformat my computer to factory setting? If you want to make sure that your data is securely erased, you'll need a special program for a Windows computer; Mac computers come with this function built-in, however. As digital device, computer cannot work smoothly all the time, for instance, it may run out of disk space, system slows down or infect virus, etc. From the research I've done, it sounds like I need to uninstall and delete programs, docs, images, music, etc.
Know when to perform a secure format. Accept the warning and wait. Step 3: Wait for the process to complete and reboot computer. There are plenty of free utilities that can wipe the hard drive securely. Select the partition that Windows is installed on. This will take some time, so be patient. Step 6: Click the disk or partition you want to format and click Format.
That's enough crap being installed to buckle anybody's computer! About few seconds after the blinking had stopped the laptop shutdown. This process may take a few minutes. Anyways, the computer is a Toshiba Satellite P55-A5312. This software is absolutely free for download. Open the Phoenixtool version what you have.
I'm sorry I can't remember the model name at the moment. You will need to keep this if you want to ever take your machine back to factory settings easily. You'll also need to visit your laptop's support page to download all of your drivers and any other programs that you may want to use. A standard format described above will not fully delete all of the data on the drive. If you're disposing of your laptop or donating it, you'll want to perform a secure format to prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands.
You will now be brought to a window containing all your hard drive partition information. I mean, who wants your computer to talk to you? Back up any documents, pictures, or other important files before formatting. If your computer has recently been attacked by a virus and you are still feeling the effects despite getting rid of it, you may want to reformat your laptop. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 2 Nov 6, 2018 3 May 29, 2018 1 Dec 30, 2017 1 Oct 10, 2017 6 Apr 30, 2017 1 Sep 8, 2016 2 Jul 12, 2016 2 Feb 4, 2016 4 Nov 19, 2015 5 Nov 18, 2015 6 Nov 16, 2015 7 May 15, 2014 2 Jan 4, 2014 1 Nov 1, 2013 3 Dec 21, 2011 4 Aug 4, 2010 1 Apr 24, 2010 3 Apr 17, 2010 2 Apr 10, 2010 G 1 Feb 11, 2010. Ok then, I'll have a look at your links and info, and make sure I understand it, and it has everything I need. I'm talking about this wiping process which does not remove anything, but rather overwrites the disc, at least a few times, to make my data harder to recover. If no such option exists, skip the rest of these steps.
Having all of your drivers downloaded and ready to install will make the format process much smoother. If your computer is running outdated system, you may want to upgrade it to Windows 10, and latest versions on installed applications. In order to format the laptop's hard drive, you'll need to boot from a Windows installation disc or recovery disc provided by your laptop manufacturer. Before formatting your laptop, back up all of the documents, pictures, and other files that you want to save. Before you do, you need prepare for it: 1.