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Introduction: Why I needed to restore my Samsung NC10 back to factory settings
I was gutted. I went away a weekend, hoping to enjoy my wi-fi on my mean slick NC10. What happened, basically total Samsung NC10 breakdown.
I was ready to trash it.
I thought, hey I could backup and restore my Tosh notebook why not this one.
How to restore an NC10 back to factory settings in 3 steps!
From the PC being SHUT-DOWN, at the point of being restarted.
1. Press the on-button and immediately hold down F4 key.
2. Keep it held. Up pops an MS DOS screen. It shows
- Restore major files on the NC10,
- Backup NC10
- or Clean wipe the NC10 [factory settings and loose all].
3. Obviously, press option 3, as you want to clean wipe and factory settings right!
Read the NOTES below.
Note: Read the following.
The Samsung NC10 ought to come with 2 partitions [a C/ and D/ drive].
Before you do a clean wipe, make sure you’ve copied over all your word / pics / videos / music etc to to other partition.
So if you’ve not done it now – I suggest you do. Try in MS safe mode on start-up and see if you can back-up your data.
If you’ve made a back up before you may find at least the first backup that’s stored somewhere on the partition.
Still you’ll have to update it with all the MS updates etc.. but hey, your favourite playtoy isn’t a brick any longer!
Best of luck.
BTW: This advice is pursued at your own risk with your Samsung NC10.
You might have damaged hardware etc.
Always pursue IT help and advice with things you love.
I’ve restored mine today, so I can give my advice some credence.
It worked for me, it might not for you.
If it works for you.. then please give me a thanks comment below 😀
It's easy to restore a Samsung NC10 back to factory settings
After reading this you’ll be beating yourself over the head how easy it is to restore a Samsung NC10 back to its original settings, or even clean wipe the hard disk if you wish to sell it on to others.
I wrote this guide as there were too many forums and help sites [asking for sign up fees]. At the time they occupied the first three pages of google.co.uk.
It’s easy to restore an NC10 back to it’s factory settings, or at least minimally to set up the major windows files back in place. I hope you are now playing again with your favourite plaything!