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Hard drive had to be replaced

If I load the recovery disk that came with my Gateway, will it restore the Microsoft Software that came with the computer when it was new?
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Yes. Although sometimes there is a trick that might not work if you want an install without all of that.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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I need to factory restore


Not enough information to answer. Need manufacturer and specific model number before we can help.

Generally, though, laptops come with one of three ways to restore.

1. The manufacturer supplies a restore disk. This can be a self-booting image of the original load, or it can be an OS disk and an accompanying drivers disk that needs to be installed to restore the unit.

2. The manufacturer provides an application on the drive that the user is supposed to use at the time of purchase to create a set of recovery disks. This application is usually a 1-time-only thing and you cannot make multiple recovery sets with the app, but you can burn copies of the disk(s) you make.

3. The manufacturer places a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive that allows the user to restore the original factory image. There is usually a hotkey combination written into the BIOS that will divert the boot to the recovery sector when pressed at bootup.

Some manufacturers offer both options 2 and 3. But if you got a set of recovery disks at time of purchase, chances are there is no recovery partition on the drive. Recovery partitions are nice and convenient until the problem is the hard drive itself.

If you can provide a specific model number, we may be able to better determine which type of recovery option(s) are available for you PC.

Dec 01, 2015 | Gateway MX Computers & Internet

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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.

Jan 11, 2015 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Boot mgr is missing


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.

Jan 13, 2014 | Gateway T-1625 Notebook

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I own a Gateway nv7802u laptop computer that has recently crashed. When I turn the computer on, I get the normal Gateway startup followed by a black screen that says: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check...


Check and see if the hard drive came loose check the bios to see if it is recognized..It is saying there is nothing with an O/S on it and when you put the disk in it does not register a hard drive to restore..Check the hard drive and start the computer up and see if you can cancel the restore and start the laptop up regular..

Mar 28, 2011 | Gateway NV7802U Notebook

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EMachine T2778 new hard drive, restore disk aren't working, how do I format?


1st Option: Go to BIOS level and select the CD/DVD device is the first device for boot option and then insert the recovery CD/DVD to format or install OS.
2nd Option: If recovery CD/DVD got curropted and you are having the other OS CD/DVD, then try to load and format or install the OS. Also try to download the recovery image from vendor website.

Revert back for more assistance.

Jan 31, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I need a recovery disk for gateway nx860s, do you know where i can find a free download?


The recovery software for the Gateway NX860s is stored on the hard drive itself. As long as you have the original hard disk drive and have not repartition the drive the information is probably still there.

You can create recovery CD's by doing the following.
  • Click Start->Run
  • Type the following, including the quotation marks on the run line: "C:\WINDOWS\CREATOR\CD Creator.exe" /drv
  • Click 'Burn ISO'
  • click 'Start Creation'
  • Select either CD or DVD depending on which type of media you are writing to and click 'OK'
  • The application will copy the files to your disk, when it's complete click 'OK'
If you are not able to run the recovery application but believe that the recovery files are still on the hard disk drive then you will need to run a recovery on the system being rebooting and pressing F11 when prompted to start a system recovery. The actual recovery will restore you access to the files to later create a back up cdrom.

Dec 22, 2009 | Gateway NX860X Notebook

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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.

Dec 19, 2009 | Gateway MD2614u Notebook

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I cant get my gateway mt3705 to format,only three options setup available for boot menu,boot seq,setup and psx boot menu..no recovery disc either what do i do?


To delete everything on your hard drive and re-install all factory software: 1 If you can still run Windows: a Click Start, All Programs, Gateway Recovery Center, then click Gateway Recovery Center. The Gateway Recovery Center opens. b Click Recovery, then click Next. Your computer restarts. - OR - 2 If you cannot run Windows: a Turn on or restart your computer. b While the computer is starting up, repeatedly press F8 until the Recovery Options screen opens. If Windows starts to load instead, restart the computer and try again. 3 Press the arrow keys on your keyboard to select Repair Your Computer, then press ENTER. Gateway System Recovery starts, and the System Recovery Options dialog box opens. 4 Select a language and keyboard layout, then click Next. 5 Click the User name box to select a Windows user account, click in the Password box and type the user account’s password (if any), then click Next. The System Recovery Options menu opens. 6 Click Restore Application. The Welcome to Gateway System Recovery window opens. 7 Click Next. 8 To perform a recovery with data backup (recommended), click Recovery with automatic data backup, then click Next. Important Before your hard drive is recovered, your personal files will be automatically backed up to c:\backup. - OR - To perform a full factory recovery without data backup, click Full factory recovery, then click Next. Caution Continuing with the full factory recovery will delete everything on your hard drive. Make sure that you have backed up any important files you want to save. 9 Click Yes, then click Next. The Factory image recovery window opens, which shows you the progress of the system recovery. When recovery is finished, the Recovery is complete window opens. 10 Click Finish, then click Restart. Your computer restarts in its original factory condition. You still need to reinstall any software that was not pre-installed on your computer. If you selected Recovery with automatic data backup in Step 8, you can find your backed up files in c:\backup.

Sep 01, 2009 | Gateway MT3705 Notebook

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My recovery CD (gateway 7330gz PC) are no working


I have the same problem with my Gateway 7330gz. My laptop got infected with spywares and it was so annoyed that I have to think about recover the system. So I did it with Gateway Recovery software. I chose the recovery option (press F11 when boot up)from hard drive since my dvd drive was broken. It went well but when it boots up again and Windows XP says detecting and installing the drivers and such, it was frozen haft way through. I turned off power many times to reboot but it kept freezing at that point. I search Internet for help and seen this post. Wonderful! I press F2 to go to BIOS setup screen, use right arrow key to move to Advance menu option. There I use down arrow key to select SpeedStep, hit (-) key to disable it. Then F10 to save and exit, hit enter for OK button. The system boots again but this time it was no longer freezing, the setup process went through ok and continues...I am so happy and type this message so it might help others with the same issue. Thanks

May 23, 2008 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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Hard drive crashed


Hi, a restore disk uses data that is stored in a hidden partition on the original drive so when you replaced the hard drive with a new one, it will not have this hidden partition. You will need to either buy a new operating system, or contact your manufacturer/supplier to see what they can do, they may format the new drive with a hidden partition like your original depending how 'nice' they are. Only other thing you can do, is get hold of an original operating system disk from somewhere if you have a COA, (certificate of authenticity) on the computer, contact Microsoft and they should be able to replace your COA serial key with a new one that will work.

If any of this needs clarifying, or you have any other questions. Please let me know! Hope this helps :) Si

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