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When i load the gateway system recovery disc i get line 20101 of the inf file \minit\boot is invalid setup cannot continue

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Sounds like you have a damaged restore disk. Look at it under a bright light, and see if there are any scratches in the disk. You might be able to clean the disk (always clean from the inside out, never in a circle).

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Im not sure which file you are referring to but you could just a repair of the installation
this is fot the master boot record

if there are any other files , settings or programs during the repair process options for these should be available

Insert your Windows XP installation CD or recovery disc, and restart the computer.

Instead of attempting to boot Windows as it normally would, the computer will give you an option to boot from the CD.


Press a key when prompted, then wait for the setup program to load.

Press the "R" key on the "Welcome to Setup" screen.


This will cause the CD to launch the Recovery Console instead of attempting to install Windows XP on your computer.


If you have an administrator password on your copy of XP, then you will need to enter it in order to log in to the Recovery Console.


Choose the installation of Windows XP that you want to repair (generally the only option). Wait for the command prompt to appear, then enter "fixmbr." Press "y" when prompted to let the FixMBR utility overwrite the corrupted bootloader with a new copy.


Remove your XP disc or recovery disc, then type "exit" into the command prompt.

The exit command should cause the computer to reboot, allowing the computer to load the new bootloader file and then continue Windows XP startup as normal.


Hope this helps

Oct 30, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Unable to start Windows


Before we start, always check there are no USB devices/drives attached, or any discs in the cd/dvd drive.
If there are, remove them and try to boot....
Still no windows?......Read on

Depending whether you have a recovery disc, or a full version of windows, you still may be able to repair your installation.
If you have a recovery disc, and you can use it, you will restore your computer to factory fresh state, you will loose all your files/programs. (If you wish to do this you may want to save your files, to do this follow the "LIVE" linux install option (bottom of page)
If you have a windows disc (the same copy as you have installed on your computer), try this....BASED ON WINDOWS XP, JUST GOOGLE WINDOWS REAPAIR INSTALLATION + VISTA OR WINDOWS 7 FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON THOSE OS'S
  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
    Windows XP to run on your computer:

    To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

    To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

    To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
  3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
  4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
  5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. If repair is available.....
  6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact
IF the repair option is not available, and you continue to load windows, you will loose everything.

LIVE LINUX INSTALL (google "live linux distro")
IF you want to save files/documents before a recovery or clean windows install, you can download various " LIVE" Linux distrabutions.
You Burn these to a cd as a bootable ISO file ( imgburn is a free burning program that will enable you to make bootable ISO discs).
Some linux distrabutions have built in recovery tools/virus scanners.
Once you have recovered your important files, you can either carry on with the windows recovery, clean install.... OR...you may find that you like LInux, if so you can fully install the linux OS and if its not what you want, Install Windows back in.

After installation dont forget .......
1.Download and install your security programs (Anti-virus/Anti-malware)
2. download drivers from your manufacturers support page
3. turn automatic updates on

NOTE............When you are up and running, and want to transfer any saved files you may have recovered..SCAN THEM with your Anti-virus BEFORE you put them onto your nice clean PC.
All of this information is available freely on the internet, just google your relavent question.

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I cant get my gateway mt3705 to format,only three options setup available for boot menu,boot seq,setup and psx boot menu..no recovery disc either what do i do?


To delete everything on your hard drive and re-install all factory software: 1 If you can still run Windows: a Click Start, All Programs, Gateway Recovery Center, then click Gateway Recovery Center. The Gateway Recovery Center opens. b Click Recovery, then click Next. Your computer restarts. - OR - 2 If you cannot run Windows: a Turn on or restart your computer. b While the computer is starting up, repeatedly press F8 until the Recovery Options screen opens. If Windows starts to load instead, restart the computer and try again. 3 Press the arrow keys on your keyboard to select Repair Your Computer, then press ENTER. Gateway System Recovery starts, and the System Recovery Options dialog box opens. 4 Select a language and keyboard layout, then click Next. 5 Click the User name box to select a Windows user account, click in the Password box and type the user account’s password (if any), then click Next. The System Recovery Options menu opens. 6 Click Restore Application. The Welcome to Gateway System Recovery window opens. 7 Click Next. 8 To perform a recovery with data backup (recommended), click Recovery with automatic data backup, then click Next. Important Before your hard drive is recovered, your personal files will be automatically backed up to c:\backup. - OR - To perform a full factory recovery without data backup, click Full factory recovery, then click Next. Caution Continuing with the full factory recovery will delete everything on your hard drive. Make sure that you have backed up any important files you want to save. 9 Click Yes, then click Next. The Factory image recovery window opens, which shows you the progress of the system recovery. When recovery is finished, the Recovery is complete window opens. 10 Click Finish, then click Restart. Your computer restarts in its original factory condition. You still need to reinstall any software that was not pre-installed on your computer. If you selected Recovery with automatic data backup in Step 8, you can find your backed up files in c:\backup.

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How to load the o.s.


First you can take One Bootable O.S CD and
Goto BIOS Boot priority First option CD Rom
Then Boot from CD then Press enter any Key to Continue.........
After that Windows Setup Running it will take several minits then select F8 button and Select partition and create New Partitions select C or D drive press enter Boot files Loading then Reboot your System After that instalation time asking CD key and Time Zone select it after several minits installation will be complete.Thats it

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I have an eMachine T3410. When it boots, a screen


your missing the biosinfo.inf. try reinstalling the system but backup everything you need first.

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Wow, sadly Your CD is corrupted. You need to get another good one. It is caused by scratches on the cd that he complains he can't read the file.

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Gateway laptop modle mx8711 windows failed to load


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Can someone provide me online recovery disk of gateway 7330gz


You must set the boot sequence of the system to cd/dvd rom first which will enable the system to look for booting files in the disc in the first instance.

In your case your system is booting direct from hard disk. Boot sequence can be changed ib the bios setup of your system.

In some laptop models the restore files can be accessed by pressing function keys while system starting.

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I recently attempted to do a system recovery and this is what i got, (file\minit\system32\biosinfo.inf) could not be loaded, error code is 14 set up cannot continue , also my internet explorer will not...


if that what you did and got that kind of error... try boot selection and select.. Last Known Good Configuration.. by Pressing F8 while turning on the computer, there is a selection you need to select your primary drive, where your windows installation installed. select the drive and then select Last known good configuration or safe mode if the first selection won't work.. when you select safe mode and it start windows properly do the System Restore in the safe mode if you want it.TY

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