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Is there any way to restore a gateway computer to factory specs without a recovery disk?

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  • swngncwboy Jul 19, 2008

    gc-400 model with windows me

  • David Needham
    David Needham May 11, 2010

    Maybe. Please respond with the model of your Gateway, as at different times, Gateway has had different methods of dealing with a restore function.


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That vintage Gateway (although I do not recall a "GC400" or even a GX400--assuming a typo) had a recovery partition that can be accessed via a key pressed during the boot process.

Note all the onscreen insrutions during boot. If one of hem offers a Restore option, follow its instruction.

If not, it may be accessible from the boot menu. Press the F8 key repeatedly during the boot process to bring up the boot menu. Follow the onscreen prompts to effect a Restore.

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