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System Recovery Problem

Got a Gateway 7320 notebook from a friend, They tried to do a system restore from the hard disk. It copies files and gets to the point where you restart, however, when it restarts, it freezes on the Windows XP setup screen or it will freeze on the next screen which is locating and installing devices. We have tried several times and it will not get past this point, we have no CD's that came with it. Any thoughts on what the problem might be and any suggestions on how to fix it?

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Phillynoy was right on! I have been fighting with the recovery and restoration hanging. When I read Phillynoy's comment about the optimal speed setting, I called Gateway. The tech said she would be glad to tell me how to change those settings for $59 tech fee (first 30 minutes). So I decided to look in the bios and there it was under Advanced. Change to disable the optimal speed and the computer has finally completed the installation! Praise God!


Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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I am having major problems finding the DVD+RW drivers for the 7320GZ. Could anyone please help. It was destroyed when I installed Roxio. All I know is it is the GW-4040N model. It you could email me the driver It would be really great. Please make the title "Driver. Thanks so much

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I am having the same problem with my gateway 7320, let me know what you find out. I have the restore disks I burnt when I first bought the pc and it still freezes at windows install!

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There is no other oprion on that, You should provide any windows bootable disc and reformat and reinstall the operating system. since it was started the installation process.

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