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Reformatting my gateway laptop to factory settings

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    what do you mean follow the menu.? ihave no idea what to do once it comes up

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    Why do you need to do that?

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Depending on the model you can use disks it came with or hit F10 or F11 key as it boots. Should then bring you to recovery menu. Then just follow the menus.

Keep in mind it will erase ALL of your data.

Hope this helps.

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My laptop runs slow after reformatting my pc. What could be a solution to this? Thank you

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Essentially you can either use the recovery disk or use a MS Operating System installation disk which will allow you to rebuild the system from scratch. You will also need to have the drivers for the system which you can download from the following link for free

http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn&param=1009151

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How do I reset it to factory?


Click "Start" on your Windows desktop. Navigate through "All Programs" and "Gateway." Click on "Gateway Recovery Management."



Click "Restore" when the Gateway Recovery Management window pops up, which will take the system back to the default factory specifications.

A box will pop up asking for confirmation, click "Yes" and then "Start." You may have to enter a password as well, but only if your particular Gateway had a password set.



Wait for the computer to restart. A "Restore from factory default" box will appear, requiring you to click "Next" twice in a row. Click "OK" in the box that appears next, and wait for the hard drive partition to be created.

The factory default installation will then be moved over to the hard drive.



Click "OK" in the box that appears and wait for a second Gateway restart.

Several minutes will pass as Windows "starts for the first time."

When restarting finally finishes, a "Set Up Windows" dialog box will appear. Click "Next," followed by checking the license agreement box, and then "Next" again.



Enter a user name and picture, if desired, and a computer name. Also, customize the background wallpaper for your desktop, optionally. Click "Next."



Click "Use Recommended Settings" on the Protect Windows-based dialog box that pops up.



Set your correct date and time settings in the next box. Select your location in the following screen. Click "Next," followed by "Start" to finish.



Wait while Windows checks for your individual Gateway computer specifications and adjusts accordingly.

This will likely take several minutes, so leaving your computer for a short time is fine.

Windows will then prepare your hardware and finish your Gateway restoration process, including the installation of Gateway Recovery Management.

Once completed, your Gateway is good to go and ready at factory settings.


hope this helps

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I want to know how to restore my DX4200-09 to factory settings?


· Click "Start" on your Windows desktop. Navigate through "All Programs" and "Gateway." Click on "Gateway Recovery Management."


· 2


Click "Restore" when the Gateway Recovery Management window pops up, which will take the system back to the default factory specifications. A box will pop up asking for confirmation, click "Yes" and then "Start." You may have to enter a password as well, but only if your particular Gateway had a password set.


· 3


Wait for the computer to restart. A "Restore from factory default" box will appear, requiring you to click "Next" twice in a row. Click "OK" in the box that appears next, and wait for the hard drive partition to be created. The factory default installation will then be moved over to the hard drive.


· 4


Click "OK" in the box that appears and wait for a second Gateway restart. Several minutes will pass as Windows "starts for the first time." When restarting finally finishes, a "Set Up Windows" dialog box will appear. Click "Next," followed by checking the license agreement box, and then "Next" again.


· 5


Enter a user name and picture, if desired, and a computer name. Also, customize the background wallpaper for your desktop, optionally. Click "Next."


· 6


Click "Use Recommended Settings" on the Protect Windows-based dialog box that pops up.


· 7


Set your correct date and time settings in the next box. Select your location in the following screen. Click "Next," followed by "Start" to finish.


· 8


Wait while Windows checks for your individual Gateway computer specifications and adjusts accordingly. This will likely take several minutes, so leaving your computer for a short time is fine. Windows will then prepare your hardware and finish your Gateway restoration process, including the installation of Gateway Recovery Management. Once completed, your Gateway is good to go and ready at factory settings.


hope this helps

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I just want to restore to factory defaults


The best way to reset your Laptop to Factory Default is to reformat it. Depending on which version of Windows you have this will create a directory in your Hard Drive called Windows.old, or depending on whether or not you deleted the partition, it will erase everything. You'll want to back up your hard drive if you have anything worth saving.
Beyond that, pop in your recovery disk, or if you don't have it, put in your Windows disk, then restart your computer. When your computer is booting up, head into the BIOS and set your computer to boot from your DVD Drive. If you aren't sure how to do this then reformatting is probably not a good idea. Once you've booted from the disk, just follow the instructions to reformat.

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How do i set my gateway to factory settings?


you will need a set of recovery disks
from the manufacturer site

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Reformat a gateway gt5220? I keep having it ask


Hello,
You will need the recovery disk.
Gateway does sell them but before you but the disk, Please Click Here
This will help you recover your computer without a disk, it is a longer process


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Have a Great Day

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Complete restore to factory settings


why its not reading those disks is because the system is still there. To put it back to factory you will have to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the win operating system it came with. Any updates to the Win xp you have wont allow going back to begining as if it were a factory fresh/ or factory referb.

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what do u want ? c-mos settings as factory default?
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I just bought this laptop a while ago and i wanna restoe laptop to factory settings


reformat you hard drive and reinstall your operating system just make sure you have all the necessary drivers for your devices

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