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How can I make my machine do a destructive system recovery?

My Gateway GT5056 has adware or spyware issues I can't seem to shake, so I'm trying to do a destructive recovery. Problem is, the two recovery disks my system made don't seem to work....the machine keeps asking for disk 1 then disk two, then disk 1 again, them disk two again, in an endless loop. It won't move on to the next step. I can't get no satisfaction. Or destructive recovery. I do have a fresh copy of XP Home edition if needed, and I can get into Windows at this point.
Thanks for any input you may have!

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  • Arizona Chris
    Arizona Chris Jan 21, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response, but The XP disk won't wipe out the malware, which is why I need to go destructive.

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Just use the XP home disk and any drivers that you need either get the from Gateways website or download everest (lavalys.com) and get them thru that...

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Matt

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

  • Boli Jan 21, 2009

    It will if you do a quick format when it asks

    (there will be 3 options);



    1 Leave filesystem intact

    2 Format (Quick)

    3 Format (Full)

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