To restore a Compaq laptop to factory settings, insert an HP system recovery disk and follow the on-screen directions. If no disk is available, the system must be reset manually using the HP recovery stored on a separate... More »

To factory reset an ASUS laptop, go into the Settings menu and select the Erase and Reinstall option from the General menu or the Update menu. This option wipes the hard drive and reinstalls Windows. More » Technology Computers & Hardware

Use the Windows installation disc to reset your Toshiba laptop. Alternatively, use the built-in factory software recovery image to reset your Toshiba laptop to its original settings. More » Technology Computers & Hardware

A laptop can be reset to factory defaults in one of two ways, using either a boot up CD — in which case the CD should be placed in the drive prior to start-up, then follow the instructions to restore factory settings — o... More »

Some ways to unlock a PC laptop if the password is not available include using the Windows installation CD, using a password reset disk or restoring the laptop to factory mode. It is also possible to unlock the laptop by... More »

Restoring factory settings on a Toshiba laptop is a process that involves turning off the laptop, removing all the peripherals, pressing the zero key while turning on the laptop, choosing the "Recovery of Factory Softwar... More »

To reset a laptop, back up everything you want to keep, reboot the computer, press the button indicated in your owner's manual to send you to a menu with boot options, and follow the prompts to return your laptop to its ... More »