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#1 Prince Draxx

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

I have a Gateway Laptop I need to restore to factory default setting. When trying to use system restore, the user got tired of waiting on the process and turned it off.

That resulted in a corrupted C: Drive. To add insult to the injury, they decided to format the drive. After obliterating any chance of recovery, they would now like me to make it work.

I tried to get it to work by adding NTLDR since it was saying it needed. This did not work. Can anyone tell me how to make the recovery start from the Recovery Partition? I can get it to come up on
another computer and it appears that all the files are there, although I can't be sure.

Gateway Widows Vista OS. I do not have a Vista Disk.

Appreciate any help, thanks.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:29 PM

alt + F10

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-53091-restore-to-factory-setting-with-a-gateway

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

alt + F10 doesn't work. Takes me to Boot Menu with choice 1 Main Hard Drive or choice 4 Boot to Lan. Selecting Main Drive by pressing enter makes a single cursor blink in the top left corner and then it restarts.
Goes to the Splash screen and then loops again and again.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:52 PM

Sometimes it is as simple as making the recovery partition the active partition so it boots off of it.
I have had that work in the past where the C: was formatted and the custom MBR rewritten. I also felt real lucky that it worked as a last try.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Mark-a-partition-as-active

This process above could make things worse of course so you really need to think about it.

However if it were me I'd be suggesting gently that it is time to go to Windows 7.
Sometimes they don't leave you anything to work with.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:57 PM

what model gateway do you have ?




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