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System recovery for Gateway GM5048

I had to do a system recovery, everything seemed to go well, but it never finishes loading drivers. Can NOT having the original speakers cause the recovery not to complete?

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No that should have nothing to do with it......

What I can recommend is manually installing the drivers rather then going through the entire recovery process again. All of the drivers that you would need you can find here :

http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn&param=6153

If you need help with anything more specfic feel free to leave a comment here and I can give you some more help!!

If you found this helpful , please leave a rating...thanks!

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No, you can't. (Well, it might be possible, but very unlikely, that it would work.) Recovery discs are made for specific machines. There are a couple of reasons why the discs for one system can't be used for another brand or model.

In addition to installing the operating system (Windows), recovery discs also include drivers for the machine's included hardware (video, sound, media card slots, etc.). The drivers on the recovery disc for an eMachines system won't have what a Gateway system needs, unless they were built using exactly the same motherboard and other parts, which would be quite unusual. If wrong hardware drivers are installed, Windows may not start and give you the famous "blue screen of death". Or Windows will start, then begin finding new hardware and asking you for drivers you won't have (although you could find them at the Gateway website). The discs also include the applications the manufacturer preloaded on the system. Some of these may not work and cause problems because of the hardware differences (a sound control program with the wrong sound hardware, for instance).

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Rather than try using the wrong recovery disc, see if you can borrow or download the installation disc for the Windows version specified on the product key sticker on the Gateway. Then you can do a clean new Windows installation and activate it using the product key. You can find the drivers your computer needs at Gateway's website as I mentioned before. It's more work than just running the recovery disc, but it will work. This does mean the system won't have any of the preloaded applications originally on the computer when you're finished. But this is not a bad thing.

Much of the preloaded stuff on a new computer is often called "bloatware", which you really don't need. It just slows the computer down, uses up Windows resources, and may be gathering information and sending it to sites behind your back. You can find good free programs to do anything originally installed and install only what you really need and want. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

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I assume that you want to install Windows XP. I am not sure as to the age of this unit and if it is compatible with the above mentioned OS.
2. If you have a valid key then any Windows XP Operating disk will boot your PC unit provided you have allow the device in the bios to boot from it.
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Gateway sells the cds. If you tell them your model no they will send you a recovery disc (with a tiny fee of course).

Here's their number 866-539-3901

You can also live chat here http://www.gateway.com/about/contactus/index.php


Also, check this site out might turn out to be helpful.
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