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I factory reset my gateway zx series all-IN-ONE because the recovery disks i created wouldnt work.then i reinstalled windows and now i have nothing in my programs list n i cant log in cuz they want a password

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Click "Start" on your Windows desktop. Navigate through "All Programs" and "Gateway." Click on "Gateway Recovery Management." Click "Restore" when the Gateway Recovery Management window pops up, which will take the system back to the default factory specifications. A box will pop up asking for confirmation, click "Yes" and then "Start." You may have to enter a password as well, but only if your particular Gateway had a password set. Wait for the computer to restart. A "Restore from factory default" box will appear, requiring you to click "Next" twice in a row. Click "OK" in the box that appears next, and wait for the hard drive partition to be created. The factory default installation will then be moved over to the hard drive. Click "OK" in the box that appears and wait for a second Gateway restart. Several minutes will pass as Windows "starts for the first time." When restarting finally finishes, a "Set Up Windows" dialog box will appear. Click "Next," followed by checking the license agreement box, and then "Next" again. Enter a user name and picture, if desired, and a computer name. Also, customize the background wallpaper for your desktop, optionally. Click "Next." Click "Use Recommended Settings" on the Protect Windows-based dialog box that pops up. Set your correct date and time settings in the next box. Select your location in the following screen. Click "Next," followed by "Start" to finish. Wait while Windows checks for your individual Gateway computer specifications and adjusts accordingly. This will likely take several minutes, so leaving your computer for a short time is fine. Windows will then prepare your hardware and finish your Gateway restoration process, including the installation of Gateway Recovery Management. Once completed, your Gateway is good to go and ready at factory settings.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

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I am assuming you are trying to reinstall Vista. Apparently, HP's recovery partition is less than perfect and the recovery disc you created is probably worthless. (and you can NOT make another one, they only let you make one!) You are not the only person to have this issue.

Here are some things you can try:
1) Borrow an OEM version of Vista from someone...anyone. It sounds like you are proficient with PC's and maybe you know someone who works in IT. Use your product key (25 digit key code) and you should be able to reinstall.

2) if you like Vista, buy yourself an OEM version. It will not have all the factory (HP, Dell, Acer, whatever) BS on it. It will positively work because your hardware if fine.

3) Put XP on it. Personally, I think Vista is a mess. Microsoft is working on "OS7" and soon Vista will be like "Millennium".

Sorry it's not an easy fix, but glad your hard drive and memory show no errors.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Trying to do a full factory recovery on an M Series gateway note

If you want to do the factory recovery, 3 ways to do the system recovery
First way
1 login to windows
2.click Start
3. click All programs
4. click Gateway
5. click gateway recovery manager
6. click restore
7. select systems recovery to factory defaults

Computer will restart itself and start doing the system recovery itself, All you need to do is follow the screen

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SOURCE: Toshiba qosmio f45-av411 how do i reset to factory settings

I called Toshiba about the Q-F45. My BIOS seems to have crapped out when I lost power during a reboot. The CSR said that there was a BIOS reset button on the motherboard labeled BIOS. I've disassembled the laptop, but I can't find that button. I can see the EEPROM battery (my assumption) soldered into the board, but no button. Anyone know of a button? ahughes@san.rr.com.

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I follow instruction on factory resetting Toshiba satellite l655-s5156 and I don't get default screen or nothing saying factory reset


Is the restore partition still there or are you using an OS disc? If you have a new OS that is it, there is nothing else to tell you it is complete.

Basics;
To run Toshiba Recovery:

Choose the Repair Menu in the Windows boot menu (Press and hold F8 at the Toshiba SplashScreen.

Or

Hold the Zero key during Power Up.

If that doesn't work, you may need to order a Recovery Disc from Toshiba.

To make some things clear: Did you reinstall Windows 7 from Toshiba recovery disk or Microsoft Windows disk?
You can use the HDDrecovery feature to restore your notebook to factory settings.

If you have used the Microsoft disk you need Toshiba recovery disk. HDDrecovery is a Toshiba feature and can only be used with preinstalled OS. Therefore it's not enough that you have already saved the HDDrecovery folder, it will not work!

If you don't have a recovery disk you can order it here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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How to Reset Gateway Password?


How to reset Gateway laptop password? I forgot my PC password Gateway Windows 7, I want to unlock laptop password urgently! Can you help me recover my lost power on password for Gateway? Now, we together share some ways to remove Gateway admin password.

Optional 1: DIY a CD/DVD/USB password reset disk instantly to recover lost Gateway password
The method is the most effective solution to get out of Windows password problem. It just needs burn an .iso image file to one of these media. Now, take one of most popular Windows Password Recovery tool as example:
A. Download Windows Password Recovery and burn its .iso file into a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive on an accessible PC;
B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC lost password;
C. Reset a new Gateway password.
Whatever for Gateway Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2000, Server 2008, etc. the above Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery has its different versions to suit for these OS.

Optional 2: Gateway password recovery disk helps remove lost laptop password
It is the most convenient way to retrieve Gateway PC password and while, is maybe suitable for little part of computer users. The Gateway recovery disks should be created once our Windows account is created. Also, one account password responds to one password reset disk. Take Gateway Windows 7 as example:
A. Insert a CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive into the driver.
B. Click Start - Control Panel - User Accounts and Family Safety - User Accounts.
C. On the left pane, select "Create a password reset disk" - "Forgotten Password Wizard".
D. Click "Next" and follow the Wizard to create password reset disk.
Now, the Gateway Windows 7 password recovery disk is created. When we need break Gateway Win 7 laptop or notebook password on the login screen and input an incorrect password, click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard will help you create a new password to override lost Gateway password.

Optional 3: Reset Gateway password by accounts with administrative privileges
Accounts with administrative rights or the default and built-in account can help us to remove Gateway password. Take Gateway Windows XP as example, there is a default Administrator account. We can use it to unlock locked account if this built-in account is still blank or accessible.
A. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice when PC starts and then input "Administrator" in the username field and leave the password filed blank at the classic login screen. Press Enter and login PC.
B. Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Local Users and Groups -> folder Users
C. Right click the account user name which password was lost, and then click Set Password -> Reset password -> keep New Password and Confirm Password blank.
D. Right-click locked account and select Reset password.
E. After finished, restart PC and login.

Optional 4: Ophcrack Windows Password Recovery software
Ophcrack is a free Windows password recovery tool which only works for passwords with less than 14 individual characteristics.
A. Download the Ophcrack LiveCD and burn its .iso file to a CD on an accessible PC.
B. Insert the CD into the locked computer and restart it.
C. When computer starts, we have to press the correct key to enter the boot menu.
D. After select the drive that the CD is in at start menu, do as the following instructions.

If we forgot Gateway laptop password and need Gateway password reset, we can easily reset Windows 7, XP, Vista password on Gateway PC or netbook with the above 4 optional methods.

Source: http://windowspasswordrecovery.net/article/gateway-password-reset.html

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What can i do to get to the recovery screen on my gateway desktop, its model is SX2110G-UW24?


I pulled this from the Gateway manual for your machine. It is a generic guide. If this doesn't work, you may not have a recovery partition on your hard drive and should have made recovery disks when originally getting the unit. Good Luck!

From the Gateway Manual......

Recovering from the hard drive during startup:
To reinstall Windows and all pre-installed software and drivers:
1. Turn on your computer, then press Alt+F10 during startup. Gateway
Recovery Management opens.
2. Click on Restore system from factory default.
Caution: Continuing the process will erase all files on your hard
drive.
3. Click on Next. Your hard drive's original, factory-loaded contents are
recovered. This process will take several minutes.

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Was givin a used unit and want to reset it to factory default


To reset BIOS to factory default settings, press "F10" during the POST section and then press "F5" to reinstall factory BIOS settings, Save the new settings and reboot.
To recover to a clean install of the Operating System you will need a set of Recovery Disks. If you do not have them, and the machine will load Windows successfully then you should be able to create them from the "HP Backup & Recovery Manager" although whether this will return to factory default or simply create disks for recovery to its current state I am not sure. Alternatively I understand you can get Recovery Disks from HP, although whether still available for this model - I don't know. Hope this helps.

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If your trying to restore the computer to factory fresh out of box you can use the ALT F10 or F12 method that will reinstall from the hard drive recovery partition. I'm not sure of what Vista recovery disk you created is exactly - to boot to windows or is it to reinstall everything?
If you have not been able to load to windows and had available Mfr recovery discs that you are trying to use and they won't work then most likely your hard drive has gone bad. If you try the ALT F10 or F12 method with the same results then I am very sure the hard drive has gone bad.

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How do you reset to factory settings on the gateway ZX4931-31e


Click on Start -> All Programs -> Scroll down to Gateway (or type Gateway in the line) -> click on Gateway Recovery Management -> click on rider "restore" -> click "Restore System to factory default".

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Forgotten user account password on a Gateway One ZX4000 series computer. Cannot use my computer. How can I reset it without losing all my content?


If you could use another computer which could download from Internet, you can create a windows password recovery disk. Third party windows password recovery software windows login recovery could create such a disk. Only four steps:

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install it on the available computer
Step 2: Run the software and use it to burn a Windows password recovery disk (you could burn the file into the blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive)
Step 3: Change the BIOS setting of your locked computer to make it boot from the CD-ROM (Start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup)
Step 4: Boot your locked computer from the created disk and remove the Windows password

It is easy and safe. Hope to help you.

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How do I create a factory default recovery disc where do I find the area at


Hello,

Not knowing the age and model of your emachine I will give you a few choices.

If it's an older series like the picture above you should be able to go into the start menu, all programs and then either PC Help and Tools or Emachine-Recovery manager. Then select Recovery Disk Creator.

If it's a newer model, Emachines and Gateway were bought out by Acer over a year ago and now use the Acer style recovery. Select Star, All Programs, then Emachine Recovery Manager. Load the Disk Creator selecting Factory Default disks first then selecting Application and Driver Disk.

One note, if it's an older model you will only be able to create the application and driver disk. It would have came factory with a base windows install disk. If you have lost this disk, you can reinstall using any standard OEM disk for the correct version of windows and using the windows license attached to the computer, but you will need the application and drivers disk to install your devices and programs.

If it's and older model and you can't find the disk, you can order a replacement set by contacting Emachines support, but there will be a cost invloved.

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I didn't get a disk to restore to factory in the box. Do I need to buy that seperate, from the factory?


Here's the support page from Gateway for your model.
http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/2009/Ajax2/MD26/MD26nv.shtml

And here's the user guide link (which you can find at the page mentioned above)
http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Desktops/8513015.pdf

and below are the steps from the user guide which to me seems like the solution for your question.

To create discs, click (Start), All Programs, Gateway, then click Gateway Recovery
Management. To create recovery discs for your factory-loaded hard drive contents (Windows
Vista, pre-installed software and drivers), click Create factory default disc or, to create recovery
discs for only the factory-loaded drivers and software, click Create driver and application
backup disc. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish.

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Trying to do a full factory recovery on an M Series gateway note


If you want to do the factory recovery, 3 ways to do the system recovery
First way
1 login to windows
2.click Start
3. click All programs
4. click Gateway
5. click gateway recovery manager
6. click restore
7. select systems recovery to factory defaults

Computer will restart itself and start doing the system recovery itself, All you need to do is follow the screen

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