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Cant get the recovery partition to work on my gt5034. It asks me for the recovery discs. None were shippied with the pc when it was new.

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If your computer is able to boot up, you should be able to create the cd's from the recovery creator in programs. If not you can contact Gateway for the CD's. However, I would just find the windows cd & reinstall windows using the key on the case.

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