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It won't start up normally, asks for recovery disk, which I cannot find

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When you bought the computer, it should have had an application to create your recovery disks, if you didn't make those and you cannot boot into windows, then you will need to contact gateway support and purchase software recovery disks.

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MS advice on doing clean install.

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After installation > Go to your Laptop/Computer Manufacturer's website > Drivers and Downloads Section > Key in your Model number > Look for latest Vista Drivers for it > Download/install them.


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Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
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