Samsung N130 problem

  bruno 13:25 05 Jul 2010
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My friend is house bound after a leg operation and cannot get to his Desktop PC, so he got this Samsung N130 notebook.
He wants to restore it to factory settings but has no back up /restore disc. He cannot create one as the machine has no CD drive. Is it possible to create the necessary disc on a memory stick? If it is, what capacity will he need?
From reading other posts I see that some laptops have the information stored on the hard drive. If this is the case, how can he access it? Which F button gets him in?
Any help welcome.

  Sea Urchin 15:28 05 Jul 2010

On the Samsung N130 it should be F4 as booting to get into the recovery settings

  tonyq 15:33 05 Jul 2010

bruno,
you may find information on the following site.

click here

  chub_tor 15:38 05 Jul 2010

If your friend does not have the manual that came with the netbook he can download it from here click here either for Windows XP or 7 depending which version he has. Then go to the section 4 Trouble Shooting Page 109 onwards which describes how to use the Samsung Recovery Solution. No CD is necessary.

  bruno 16:13 05 Jul 2010

Thanks for the replies. I will look into them and get back to you.

  Dipso 16:37 05 Jul 2010

I factory restored my N140 yesterday. It was just a case of pressing F4 shortly after start-up as Sea Urchin says. Then you have a choice of whether to restore to factory or first image (which I did as I had it set up the way I wanted it), it was a very quick process.

  bruno 07:36 06 Jul 2010

Thank you all for your help. He has done it now and it worked fine.

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