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I need help rebooting my gateway laptop. I want to get rid of everything on my laptop and start new.

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CHoose which OS you want to use...

Boot from that OS install CD, choose setup, delete any partition on disk before installing.......

thats about it...

remember to download any pertinant drivers from the manufacturer's website and burn them to disk ( or save to a memory stick) before doing this.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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