I've been trying to figure this thing out for months. This option completely erases the C: partition and reinstalls factory-shipped files from the recovery partition. Restoring the computer to its factory settings is to put the system back to the settings which it had when it came out from the factory. Seems like there would be something to reset it, but no-luck. This process will take several minutes. The laptop may have a hidden recovery partion which you can access from boot up. If it was a software issue then you would typically get a boot loop where it randomly reboots during startup, or the system would simply hang.
. If you can't access the recovery partition then you can use Windows to do it for you. Remember to back up any data that you want before you restore the system. My computer has had sporatic blue screens at the end of windows 7 bootup. When your Gateway laptop restart again, all the files and data will be wiped. If you have one, simply place the disc in your disc drive, and follow the onscreen instructions to restore your operating system to its original settings. If you do not care about existing programs then you can do a complete fresh install - just select the format options which wipes the entire disk this erases all data as well.
Remove everything and reinstall Windows will restore the system to factory settings, which is exactly what I described at the very beginning of the article. This makes me think it could be a software error. This is true for most , , , and machines nowadays. In the Recovery is complete window, click Finish. I think my best bet is to take your advice and get a reboot disk.
Tried System Restore but it's not helping. In the Gateway system recovery window, select Full factory recovery. If there is try pressing Alt + F10 when the gateway screen appears on boot. If that doesn't work the only way to do it is to boot into windows and run the eRecovery program Sep 15, 2014 jake howe many discs do you have 1 or 2? It has a recovery partition but the computer is messed up! Note that when you do this, it will move the old version of Windows into the Windows. Note: The Administrator account is disabled by default. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the appropriate keyboard layout, and then click Next.
That should prompt the restore feature for gateway. The difference between a clean install and restoring to factory settings is the fact that the former does not include any junk third party software. It did not come with a disk. Go to the Control Panel and click on Recovery. From time to time, changes you make to the system files of your operating system can cause your computer to become unstable and start performing in strange ways. One of those 4 will eventually take you to the restore partition.
For a normal user, people will find it hard to keep their Gateway laptop safe when factory reset. For me, factory settings means getting the computer back to the state when you first bought it. By restoring or transferring settings, there will be no need to change the Wi-Fi settings on all your connected laptops, tablets, and other devices when resetting or replacing your gateway. Click it and laptop would automatically enter system restore interface. If you need to fix corrupted or missing Windows system files without losing any data, it is recommended you try scroll down to the bottom of the article. Is there anyone can show me how to restore a Gateway computer to factory settings? In the Type a computer name and choose a desktop background screen, enter the appropriate information, and then click Next.
Friend did it before but like a dummy, I didn't write down what he did and he can't remember without being in front of the computer. The diagnostic tools will not run. Lastly, there is a repair install, which basically replaces all of the Windows system files, but keeps your data intact. This loads the system partition C: from the recovery partition hidden. Or just try typing in admin. The computer booted in windows first time and seems to be working except for some graphics peculiarities. If you have the System Restore option turned on, resetting factory settings is a simple process.
With factory settings, unnecessary files will also not appear as the computer will be returned to its default state. Before restore starts it will ask you for a password, this would have been user generated when you first got the computer. That should prompt the restore feature for gateway. Usually you can obtain these from the manufacturer, but they will often charge for this. So check with your System maker to see what options you have to do that - and it certainly can be done - just a matter of knowing the processes the System maker put in place for you.
You can also purchase recovery discs from the Gateway Store. If you do not have Vista Disks you can buy them from your system maker cheap. It will also uninstall any applications that you might have installed after the restore point was created. In the Gateway Recovery window click on Restore and then select Restore System to factory default and follow the on-screen instruction. Posted on Mar 04, 2008 You my friend are up the creek without a paddle.
The computer is only 2 years old, so they should still have them. Be sure that you have your data files backed up before performing this option. However, if there is an issue in your area, this will not help. It's just frustrating to see the reboot sector on my C-drive with no way to access it. Nothing I've tried has worked! Some System makers use Recovery Partitions as well as other methods to allow you to revert back to a completely fresh installation.