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Need restoration kit for a gateway 400 vtx laptop

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Gateway login

Getting locked out of your Gateway computer can be frustrating, especially when you have school or work deadlines.
You can get locked out of your Gateway computer in cases where a password-protected screensaver became corrupt, or if the you have set the default screensaver to use a screensaver that does not exist.
Gateway computers come with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000, including the professional versions of both.
Knowing how to unlock your a Gateway computer can save you time and irritation.

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys on your keyboard simultaneously to unlock your Gateway computer.
Type the last logged-on user's login information and click "OK" if you see a locked computer message along with "Only domain/username or an administrator can unlock this computer."
Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys once again when you see the Unlock Computer window disappear.
Log on as usual.
Method 2
Shut down the locked Gateway computer by using the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit Shutdown tool. This tool shuts down and restarts a Windows 2000- or NT 4.0-based Gateway computer. Note the dialog box that comes up called System Shutdown.
Wait for the shutdown timer to run out and see the Welcome to Windows box displayed on the screen.
Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete," which unlocks the computer.
Log onto your Gateway computer normally.
Method 3: Backup, Modify and Restore the Registry
Click "Start" and "Run," then type in the command below in the field box exactly as printed:
Click "Create a Restore Point," then click "Next" on the Welcome to System Restore page that appears.
Type any name for the restore point, then click "Create" on the Create a Restore Point page. Click "Close" after creating the restore point.
Perform this procedure before you make changes to the registry, just in case you make an error; otherwise, incorrect registry changes could create serious problems with your computer.
Click "Yes" if you receive a prompt to turn on System Restore at this point.
Clear the "Turn Off System Restore" check box by clicking on it, then click "OK," and repeat.
Click "Start," then type "regedt32.exe" (without the quotes) in search field box to modify the registry and unlock the computer. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.
Locate the scrnsave.exe value under the registry key below:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop
Click "String" on the Edit menu, type "logon.scr" (without the quotes), then click "OK."
Look for the ScreenSaverIsSecure value, then click "String" on the Edit menu, type "0," then click "OK."
Quit the Registry Editor
Click "Start" and "Run," then type the command below exactly as printed to restore the registry, then click "OK":
Click "Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time" on the Welcome to System Restore page, then click "Next."
Note your computer may already be selected to restore to an earlier time--in this case, just click "Next."
Click the system checkpoint on the Select a Restore Point page.
Click "Guided Help (Registry Backup)," then click "Next" on the "On This List Select the Restore Point" area.
Click "OK" if you see a System Restore message listing all the configuration changes it will make.
Click "Next" when you come to the Confirm Restore Point Selection page.
System Restore will now restore the Windows XP configuration you had at an earlier time, and then it will restart your Gateway computer.
Log onto your computer as usual, and then click "OK" when you see the System Restore Confirmation page.

Nov 18, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Bought a gateway tower at a garage sale

you cannot. you must restore it with the disks that came with it(if any)
if none exist, you will have to buy a version of Windows operating system and install it to the pc. then you will also have to download any hardware drivers, bios, and software updates for THIS computer model from the gateway website online and install them before this pc will work properly. Else you will have to take it to computer shop and ask them to restore it for you which will include the cost of Windows, and the labor to get it running with those drivers i mentioned. Depending how old the pc is, what Windows you need, this will cost at least more than buying a new one, unless you have a friend who will do it free or cheaply. Windows cost from $50-150, the shop may charge up to $150 or more to install everything in order to make it work. Mayber more if hourly. You can buy a used PC online much cheaper or even a new computer for $300-400. Decisions, decisions.

Mar 25, 2013 | Gateway PC Desktops

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I was doing a system restore and my computer got unplugged now it wont start and i tried everything

you need to backup your data with external usb kit and then re-installt the pc

Aug 28, 2011 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Spyware doctor won't open and can't download

pls do a system restore..
start \ all prog \ accessories \ system tool \ system restore...and choose a checkpoint n restore ur computer @ an earlier time when it was working fine

Feb 05, 2010 | Gateway Essential 400 PC Desktop

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How do i reboot my gateway desktop back to original factory condition

There might be a restore partion. While the computer is first booting up look for something like "Press F2 to restore". If you don't see that then your machine probably doesn't have one and you will need to contact Gateway for a set of restore CD's.
Good Luck

Nov 12, 2009 | Gateway Essential 400 PC Desktop

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How do i reboot my gateway desktop back to original factory condition, if I dont have any disk with it?

There might be a restore partion. While the computer is first booting up look for something like "Press F2 to restore". If you don't see that then your machine probably doesn't have one and you will need to contact Gateway for a set of restore CD's.

Jun 03, 2009 | Gateway Essential 400 PC Desktop

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Cant get past error even tryed to repair windows or how can i install reinstall

Try booting into safe mode by pressing F8 when boot up starts. Choose safe mode. When it's booted up, right click on "my Computer" and choose properties. Click on advanced and choose the advanced tab. Go to performance and change the settings of Virtual Memory to what Windows Recommends.Restart.

May 29, 2009 | Gateway Essential 400 PC Desktop

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The system will freeze, system restore is not working, cannot connect printer, floppy not working. I have tried system restoration kit, nothing has worked.

A little more detail is needed. What is the type of computer - desktop or notebook? What operating system are you using? What are you doing when the system freezes? Does it happen intermittently or only when you are doing something specific? If you can, get all of your info off of the drive that you can. At that point, your best best would be a reformat and a total reinstall.

Aug 21, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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