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I have a gateway comp 500se i purchased in 2002 and everytime i want to format my disks have problems im needing the driver cd and the operating systems cd without having to purchase another one since this comp is gaining age i dont want to spend any more money on this comp but wanting everything i need to format again thanks please email me at jamaddox@suddenlink.net thanks angie

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You should be able to download the drivers from the gateway.com site if you enter your serial number. The OS is another story...you're supposed to save those cds in a safe place..
Here's a guide to the reformat, though that won't help if you don't have the cds.
If you're having problems with malware, I recommend these removal protocols. They may just save you a reformat...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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