I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop computer to which was added a lot of network garbage from my former employer. I now am attempting to remove same and am having no luck. I have attempted to restore the system to its original OS (Microsoft XP) from the factory supplied restore disk and rather than erasing the hard drive and reloading it just goes through the normal XP start up and asks for the user password.
How can I safely format the hard drive to reload with the Toshiba system restore disk? I have a DOS boot disk. Should I format from there, and what is the proper command to use at the DOS prompt?