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Lost my programs

I did a system restore on my gateway 838 win xp Medi Center using the Factory Disc. I lost some of the preloaded software. I tried it several times but continued to get errors or lost programs.
I bought drive scrubber and used it to wipe the drive. I then used the Factory dics again..this time I lost even more programs and the fat32 drive.
I now have a NTF type drive and have downloaded my driver for the eternet, sound card and some others....why will it not reload my nero and my microsoft progams that came with the computer?


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  • ther is no wat to get back the data bcoz it usses overwriting



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Hard drive for installing the Windows XP is default formated to be NTFS. however, you can forced it to format FAT32. then why? FAT32 cost more hard drive real estate, with less data storage.
as far as the lost programs, that yo have to ask Gateway, majority of the system restore disk restore the original OS, plus what ever the manufacture want you to have. the preloaded aplciaton software are trail, if you purchased the application during that time, you should have the serial number for that software. You need to contact the software verdor and give them the serial number they assign you at the time of purchase. otherwise, you have to purchase the software.

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Most of the time manufacturers put preloaded software and the OS on different disks, do you have multiple cd's that came with it?

Have you tried wiping the hard drive before with success? Did it install some of the preloaded softwares, or none of them?

Posted on May 21, 2009


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