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System was freezing and will not download any programs. Finally did system recovery for Gateway GT5012, then downloaded windows updates (10 of them) but could not download service pk 3 (KB 946648). Also could not download disk for print. Stated Access Denied. Bought the RegCure program, which cleans most files, but files on the File Pate and Empty Registry Key will not clean up. Any suggestions of what to do now?

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- It's a possible that the system is infected of spyware or trojan.
- Try to download "MALWAREBYTES" from another system and install this program to scan any threats then removed it using same tools.
-LINK: http://tinyurl.com/2fs58l
- then also scan system using this third party tools DIALAFIX to recover and open some blocked registry.
- LINK: http://tinyurl.com/yrjxwb

NOTE: run it twice to capture all hidden files

-If no threats found try to download this updates.
http://tinyurl.com/3t9hbx

- This update will install updated User Agent-string that will allow IE7 to be compatible to any type of webpage.
- Reboot system
- Check IE condition.
Please give me feedback in any cases! THANKS

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after system up. wait till finished then run Disk Fragmentor. If you
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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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Ok,Download software for recover your data from Memory Card, Phone, HDD or any other Storage Device ----
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