I cant remember how to factory restore our Gateway computer. The way to restore Gateways is to hold down the ALT Key and repeatedly hitting f10 then it should bring you to a boot sequence screen then choose the HDD and then hold down ALT and repeatedly hit f10 again that should promt the restore feature for gateway.

If that doesnt work the only way to do it is to boot into windows and run the e Recovery program.

This loaded the system partition (C:) from the recovery partition (hidden).

fast, brilliant color, smooth scrolling from the touchpad...:-) btw-recovery d is nearly full..be the intel hard drive.

Hello, I have a Gateway laptop/ notebook and am trying to restore it to it's factory settings.

This thing comes up, runs through the little DOS info, then if I have the gateway xp system cd in, it goes to a blank screen with a blinking cursor at the top.

If I dont have the CD in, it runs through the few DOS lines and stops with a blinking cursor on the same screen. Any ideas of how to get it to use the system CD to boot up? I called gateway tech [had to buy time as my warranty is out]..could get me to boot up but all the other problems were still there.

But I don't want to restore using the hard drive, I want to restore from the CDs.

Gateway System Restore will not give me the option of restoring from CD's; it goes directly to the hard disk preparation program to update the restore partition.

I did the "System Recovery" by restarting my computer, and pressing F11...

I put in the three restore dics that I had made when it directed me to do so, but before it would go to the final step "Finalizing Restore" a window/ box popped up saying that the system restore is incomplete and that I needed to insert CD #1. It started the Filing copying over, had me go through removing and re- inserting the three disc again, and once again told me to insert disc one after the files were 100% complete with being copied. I'm not completely sure what I'm talking about or how to explain my "problem," but I hope that someone could help. Sam, I am having the same problem with my Gateway MX6448 laptop.

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If I restart the laptop with the first restore CD in the disk drive, it still goes into the disk preparation program to update the hard drive restore partition.