April 29, 2009 at 10:37 pm #28686April 30, 2009 at 12:20 am #31805
I know you do not have a Vista disc but did you get any discs with it at all? Maybe a recovery disc like dell would provide. If you do not have any discs whatsoever then there must be a restore partition on your hard drive. When you tried to restore did you use system restore or backup status and configuration? Both located in system tools.April 30, 2009 at 1:01 am #31806
Hi Mitz,April 30, 2009 at 10:51 pm #31807
The other way is a way of restoring your complete files to your computer. I don't suggest to use it in this case because you want to get rid of all the files… But if you do try it ..it will not harm your computer. I have looked around, and on the net some people mention that you can press F11 when you are booting the computer to see a menu of options. One of those option could have something to do with restoring your computer to the original settings. You could try this. Just press F11 and tell me what you see. Then boot into the computer normally for now, until we know what choices you have. I also found this page. There is some information about Gateway recovery. http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/Medialess/FAQ/SUPPAGE01su44.shtmlThis page mentions a link in the start menu under programs that you press on to make your own restoration discs. If the link is not in your menu then you can download a patch from this site to make it show. This is not a bad system, making your own restoration disc's, however the company that sold you the laptop should make it a priority to inform you that you need these discs. If your computer crashes before you make these restoration discs then you are stuffed. Can I ask why you want to restore to factory settings? If the computer is running fine then there are ways to remove unwanted files, registrations, or what ever... You can PM me if you like.April 30, 2009 at 11:27 pm #31808
Hey Mitz,May 1, 2009 at 12:07 am #31809
I still think you should make those recovery discs because if the computer crashes and you cannot boot into that menu, the discs may help…May 1, 2009 at 1:39 am #31810
OH Yeah. Absolutely will make recovery discs.May 1, 2009 at 2:09 am #31811
OK Mitz, Gotta another question for you.May 1, 2009 at 4:53 am #31812
Do not disable anything to do with your anti virus, your printer, or any program you use often. You can disable anything associated with a program that you do not use much. There are also various programs that search for updates every time you start your computer. Nero does this..It usually has about 4 things in startup. Also some programs come with devices. I have a dell laptop with a webcam but in the start up it has dell webcam central. If I disable this I can still use the webcam in other programs. If you disable anything that is needed you know where to go and fix it. Just put the tick back in the box.
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