I have bought a new laptop therefore I wanted to put my old Toshiba 2008 Satellite back to factory settings. Tried pressing "o" when powering up but despite everything said on the web this did not work. I had a windows 7 installation 32 bit dvd disc so installed it. Everything went fine until the ticked sign came up "Finishing installing" which went on for about 3/4 of an hour. As nothing seemed to be doing anything ie no hot air from fan I stopped the procedure. So no matter what I now everything just goes round & round. When I reinstall windows 7 its looking for drivers. The C drive won't even format or if I enter RUN etc in command prompt nothing happens. Any ideas?
Try to perform a clean install of that Win7 copy you have.
At the same time, download drivers and utilities for that make/model from the manufacturer's website (on a different machine, obviously) and save them on a flash drive or DVD.
After the installation is done, load the drivers and install them as needed.