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How do you do a factory reset if you don't have a recovery disk?

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Hi
I fear that what you are requesting is not possible, because without the relevant disks, you will not have the correct drivers, or software for your machine. I found the manual for your machine here:
http://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/edwin/laptops/gateway/M675%20USER%20MANUAL.pdf
A search for "recovery" only referred to recovery with the disks, and laptops of this age did not normally have a recovery partition on the hard disk as they often do now.
Also you should be aware that Microsoft no longer support Windows XP or Windows 2000, which are the two Operating Systems mentioned in the manual.
If you still want to go ahead you will need to get the OS disk - Windows XP or Windows 2000 - and install it first and then go to the Gateway site here:
Gateway Support 3501731Gateway M675
for the driver software for the laptop's hardware components.
Good Luck

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