How to Restore the Windows XP Toughbook CF-30

Updated July 20, 2017

Restoring your Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 notebook to its original factory settings is a way to speed up your notebook or eliminate a virus that you haven't been able to get rid of in other ways. Restoring your laptop will also completely remove files associated with previous programs you've uninstalled that were not deleted. If you are looking to sell your Panasonic Toughbook, restoring the notebook will ensure that no personal files or programs are left on the system.

Click "Start" in the lower-left corner of your screen and then click "My Computer."

Hold your mouse pointer over your "C" drive under "Hard Disk Drives." A dialogue box will appear telling you the total size of your hard drive. Write this information down.

Turn off your Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 notebook and unplug any cables that are connected to it.

Restart your computer.

Press "F2" or "Del" when the Panasonic logo appears on the screen during the boot process.

Press "F9" when the Setup Utility appears on the screen, then select "Yes" and press "Enter."

Press "F10," then select "Yes" and press "Enter" to restart the computer.

Press "F2" or "Del" when the Panasonic logo appears again and press "F9" to return to the Setup Utility.

Insert the product recovery DVD that came with the Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 notebook into the CD/DVD-ROM drive.

Highlight the "Exit" menu and then highlight "Boot Override." Select either "UJDA760 DVD/CDRW" and press "Enter" to restart your computer.

Press "1" to choose Recovery, then press "1" again to confirm your selection and initiate the recovery process.

Type the total size of your hard drive to the right of option "2," which asks you to provide the size of your operating system partition.

Press "Y" when you are asked to confirm the restore process. The restoration process will begin and will take between 30 and 75 minutes.

Remove the product recovery DVD when a message appears telling you the process is complete and press any key to shut down your computer.

Turn the computer on. Set up Windows XP to complete the restoration process.


Do not attempt to shutdown or restart your computer during the restoration process. Shutting down or restarting your notebook during the restoration process could make your notebook unstable or unusable, resulting in the loss of all of your personal data.

Things You'll Need

  • Panasonic Toughbook Recovery DVD
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