Solved windows 7 factory reset

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Hi I began a factory reset on an old windows 7 laptop during the process the laptop lost power,I managed to start the reset again but it's been saying please wait for the last three days when I boot into safe mode everything seems to be set up.Is there anyway to stop or force stop the reset.
 
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Paul, how did you initiate the "Factory Reset"..? Was this from a manufacturer's recovery partition that was installed at the time of purchase..?

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OK.... so at Boot you pressed F8 and that took you into Safe Mode.

Q1. What did you do when you got into Safe Mode..?

Q2. Does your computer have a manufacturers Recovery partition..?

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Not safe mode did the repair option and reset to factory default,was in the middle of it and lost power managed to get set up going again but it's not completing just stuck on the white screen for two days.Where would I find out if the lappy has a recovery partition not too worried about losing any data already have most the stuff that was on there on externals and other laptop's.Would just like to get out the reset process if I can.
 

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reset to factory default
Using the Recovery Partition (which may be hidden) or a set of Recovery DVDs or a Recovery USB flash drive?
 

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Pressed f8 and scrolled down to directory services restore mode and did a clean wipe
 

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I have no dvds or toshiba cds
It must be using a restore partition then.

If you restart the laptop does it go straight back into the factory restore, even if you don't press F8 etc ?
 

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Yes and doesn't seem to get to the end also the screen goes idle after 10 minutes
 

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How are you getting into Safe Mode ? If with F8 is the factory restore still an option on the menu ?
 

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Safe mode with f8 key i can stop the default set up process by pressing windows key during the reset but as soon as i shut down and restart i type in my password and it goes straight back into the reset
 

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As far as i can see when i manage to stop the factory default reset and get into the laptop it's all reset back to the basics,the only thing i want to do is stop the process from restarting every time i turn the laptop on ? if were gonna go round and round the same questions being asked repeatedly to be honest i will just bung the thing away.
 
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...... if were gonna go round and round the same questions being asked repeatedly to be honest i will just bung the thing away.........
Agree...(y)

Format the drive and start again with a nice clean installation. In your words you call it - ".... an old Laptop ...." - might be a good opportunity to try a dual-boot, such as, Linux and Windows.

Personally, I love "old" computers, they are by far the best teachers of technology...:D

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OOOOk so how do i format the drive what do i need to get that done me personally i prefer the instructions on the back of a cornflakes box ;)
 
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