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Gateway laptop puchased Jan.13, 2008 is now locking up.

Please help. This new laptop is responding to nothing, including a system restore from almost a month ago. What's going on, and what is so absolutely impossible to provide simple recovery with a laptop designed in South Dakota? Please advise? Thank you.

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HI,

So even your restoration disc isn't working?

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Gateway login


What sort of problem at log in >>?????
Forgot password ?
A "setup password" is a password that you must enter to log into a user account on your Gateway laptop.

This can be beneficial if you have a number of people using the same computer and don't want just anyone having access to your personal files.

But if you are the sole user of your Gateway laptop, then it can be more of a hindrance.
As all Gateway laptop computers run a version of the Windows operating system, you can remove the setup password by accessing the Windows Control Panel.

Click on the "Start" menu.


Select the option that reads "Control Panel." If you're running Windows Vista or Windows 7, this will have its own listing in the "Start" menu.

If you're running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME or Windows XP, this will be found under the "Settings" sub menu.

Double click on the icon that reads "User Accounts."
Click on the name of the account that has a setup password that you want to remove.


Click on the "Remove my Password" option.
Enter your current password into the appropriately labeled box.


Click the "Remove Password" option.
Click "OK" to save your changes and exit the "User Accounts" utility.

The setup password will have been removed from your account, and you will be no longer prompted to enter it when you boot up your computer.
Unlock a Gateway Computer

Getting locked out of your Gateway computer can be frustrating, especially when you have school or work deadlines.

You can get locked out of your Gateway computer in cases where a password protected screensaver became corrupt, or if the you have set the default screensaver to use a screensaver that does not exist.

Gateway computers come with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000, including the professional versions of both. Knowing how to unlock your a Gateway computer can save you time and irritation.

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys on your keyboard simultaneously to unlock your Gateway computer.


Type the last logged-on user's login information and click "OK" if you see a locked computer message along with "Only domain/username or an administrator can unlock this computer." Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys once again when you see the Unlock Computer window disappear. Log on as usual. Method 2

Shut down the locked Gateway computer by using the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit Shutdown tool.

This tool shuts down and restarts a Windows 2000- or NT 4.0-based Gateway computer.
Note the dialog box that comes up called System Shutdown.
Wait for the shutdown timer to run out and see the Welcome to Windows box displayed on the screen.
Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete," which unlocks the computer.
Log onto your Gateway computer normally.
Method 3: Backup, Modify and Restore the Registry

Click "Start" and "Run," then type in the command below in the field box exactly as printed:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Click "Create a Restore Point," then click "Next" on the Welcome to System Restore page that appears.
Type any name for the restore point, then click "Create" on the Create a Restore Point page. Click "Close" after creating the restore point.

Perform this procedure before you make changes to the registry, just in case you make an error; otherwise, incorrect registry changes could create serious problems with your computer.
Click "Yes" if you receive a prompt to turn on System Restore at this point.
Clear the "Turn Off System Restore" check box by clicking on it, then click "OK," and repeat.
Click "Start," then type "regedt32.exe" (without the quotes) in search field box to modify the registry and unlock the computer. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.
Locate the scrnsave.exe value under the registry key below:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop
Click "String" on the Edit menu, type "logon.scr" (without the quotes), then click "OK."
Look for the ScreenSaverIsSecure value, then click "String" on the Edit menu, type "0," then click "OK."
Quit the Registry Editor
Click "Start" and "Run," then type the command below exactly as printed to restore the registry, then click "OK":
%SystemRoot%\System32\Restore\Rstrui.exe
Click "Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time" on the Welcome to System Restore page, then click "Next."

Note your computer may already be selected to restore to an earlier time--in this case, just click "Next."
Click the system checkpoint on the Select a Restore Point page. Click "Guided Help (Registry Backup)," then click "Next" on the "On This List Select the Restore Point" area.

Click "OK" if you see a System Restore message listing all the configuration changes it will make. Click "Next" when you come to the Confirm Restore Point Selection page.

System Restore will now restore the Windows XP configuration you had at an earlier time, and then it will restart your Gateway computer.

Log onto your computer as usual, and then click "OK" when you see the System Restore Confirmation page.

Nov 26, 2013 | PC Laptops

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How do i restore the Gateway LT20 Netbook Series Netbook, I need help please


inorder to restore it,it is necessary that you have a recovery disc...it generally comes with hp and dell.no idea abt gateway...try that if you have one...else go to your control panel->system restore(or directly search for system restore in windows search).click on restore windows to a previous time...hope this works.

Mar 09, 2013 | PC Laptops

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How to reboot my gateway nv53 laptop to factory without a cd bought this laptop used starting to have problems so i want to erase everything and make it like new


Hi.

The laptop may have a hidden recovery partion which you can access from boot up. Turn the laptop off and then restart it. When you see the Gateway logo hold down Alt and repeatedly press the F10 key. From there follow the on-screen instructions to restore the laptop to factory defaults, it should take about half an hour but could be longer.

Remember to back up any data that you want before you restore the system.

If you can't access the recovery partition then you can use Windows to do it for you. Click on the Start Menu> All Programs>Gateway and then Gateway Recovery Management. In the Gateway Recovery window click on Restore and then select Restore System to factory default and follow the on-screen instruction. The computer will restart and proceed with the restore.




Regards.

Apr 27, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I just bought my Gateway M465e notebook from a pawn shop for my son and I have no idea how to reboot it to it's original state as it just came out of the box. It has a bunch of things thats not needed to...


berrizzle,
If your Gateway has XP as the operating system your only chance is to use system restore; which works great. However the odds of their being a restore point save that far back is slim. You can try the earliest restore point save to see what will appear. You could also try calling Gateway and asking them to send you the restore CD; just tell them whatever they need to hear to get the CD. The lesson learned from this sale: do not ever buy a computer without it coming with its operating system CD! You just purchased the hardware, no software.

Since its for your son the best option is a full reinstall of a operating system, which would make it like new with nothing hiding for him to find. You can always buy an XP system CD online like at eBay for fairly cheap. Then you can reinstall the system if you ever need too. If you plan on doing a reinstall you need to make sure you read up on it online (it is fairly simple) and get the necessary drivers for your models internal comments from the Gateway web site under support>downloads and drivers.

I hope this will stear you in the right direction. If this helps please rate the answer, Thanks.

-Chris

Jan 16, 2011 | Gateway M465-E Notebook

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\windows\system32\config\system missisng or corrupt.


Sorry Mr. C. When you restored,You restored back to the original condition of the computer ,as when you received it, and did so right on top of your data,overwriting it. 

Feb 17, 2009 | Gateway MX6440 Notebook

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I have a virus


sorry to hear about that. Have you still got the restore disks from when you purchased the computer? If not contact the supplier and ask them to send you some, it will put your computer back to its original state from when you purchased it.

Oct 26, 2008 | Gateway PC Laptops

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Stupid gateway computer!!


Start by doing a system restore. If the restore doesn't work, I'm afraid the software has glitched and you will have to remove and reinstall it, losing any files stored in the program. If the files are stored in "my documents" then you won't lose them.

Jul 25, 2008 | PC Laptops

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System locks up


change the Intel SpeedStep setting from Enabled
to Disabled. in the Bios setup under advanced .then do a system restore

Jan 04, 2008 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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