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Wipeing Out Old Windows Xp And Installing Recovery Cds


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#1 jeeper

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:43 PM

Im still trying to get the ol gateway going, my in laws hardly used it, thanks to this site i was able to fine the fan blgging the power supply, now i need help clearing everything out and starting over.
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:29 PM

Hi jeeper. What do you mean by "clearing out" ? Clearing out what ? Uninstalling programs ? Reinstalling XP ? If your inlaws "hardly used it" then it must be almost like new. What needs to be done ?

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:17 AM

YEAH, I NEED TO UNINSTALL WINDOWS .THIS PC IS REALY NEW, JUST NEEDS SOME TUNING . I HOPE
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:23 AM

There is no need to scream (all CAPS). It is not only rude but hard on the eyes. When you said you need to"Uninstall windows" you lost us. You cannot uninstall windows. You can reinstall or simply format over it.
Do you have the Windows disks that are for that computer? Are you trying to restore the computer to the point it was when it it was new??
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:25 AM

What's the model number of your computer?

With recovery disks generally you put the first one in, reboot the computer and follow the prompts.

For what it's worth, here is what is says on Gateway's site:

What is Gateway System Recovery?

Gateway System Recovery (GSR) is a backup solution for Gateway computers. At the heart of this solution is a 2nd partition on the hard drive where files necessary to reinstall the software that came with the computer are saved. In addition to this recovery partition, users can create a set of discs that act as a secondary backup incase the recovery partition becomes damaged or corrupt.

There have been several revisions of the solution and each revision has slightly different implementations. Refer to the software documentation for specific information on the solution that shipped with your computer.


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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:26 AM

model # is 00260062777........................thanks





sorry bout em caps. I have some kinda illness going on with my left eye the last few days and was just rushing to finish.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:38 AM

That is a serial number. The model is usually on the front of the case.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:08 AM

I'll assume you meant #0026006277. For reference, it's a 300S LTD.

Restart the computer, then press F11 when prompted to start the restore process. Click on Full System Restore (Destructive). Then follow the on-screen instructions.

Warning: This process will wipe all existing data off the hard drive.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:12 AM

thank you




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