See if a Manual came with the computer, or go to the Manufacturer's website, email or phone them for info on how to do a Recovery. Create the recovery disk in Windows Vista Windows Vista users can create a recovery disk using the Gateway Recovery Centre software program by following these steps. Posted on May 03, 2012 How to? The Windows partition is formatted and Windows is installed. I'm stumped, i have no idea what to do from this point. I would try that test and go from there. It will take a while to wipe the hard drive completely.
Hold down the power button on the machine until you force it to turn off. Fully clean the drive is recommended. I search Internet for help and seen this post. I was shocked to say the least. And follow the Method 2. I would try the long generic test.
Here the steps to reset Gateway administrator password on laptop in Windows are presented as follows. Using this disc potentially saves your business time and money by quickly returning the computer to a productive, working state, rather than wasting valuable business time in the hands of a technician. Try to borrow any Vista up real store bought dvd to boot with. Jul 25, 2015 You insert the disks with the computer powered off. Note: Easy Recovery Essentials can not be used to install or reinstall Windows.
I am so happy and type this message so it might help others with the same issue. You will have to make a cd of seatools to boot to and test the hard drive. I saw a video on Youtube suggesting leaving the box unchecked to create a generic recovery drive that's usable on other computers. Now, take one of most popular Windows Password Recovery tool as example: A. You can now use the new password to log on to your Gateway system.
So I took it in to geek squad and they told me to order a recovery disc set from Gateway. First, you need to reboot your Gateway laptop to login on screen. Choose the option to reset the computer to how it was when it was new. Note: This option will install a recovery partition first, then restore the user partition. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the appropriate keyboard layout, and then click Next.
What is your computer model? I was bought the laptop for my bday and was going to stop on way home for disc to make my start up in the mean time while I was gone, it was turned on and updates were being done. This may take a few minutes. I don't have a backup recovery or boot disk. The user manual states that this option creates the best recovery file for my laptop. The Password Reset Wizard will help you create a new password to override lost Gateway password.
Then it will install the Windows version originally installed. If not, consider downloading an alternative recovery disk for Gateway, if your computer is displaying boot errors. The Product Key determines which Vista version gets installed. These instructions should work if your Gateway recovery partition is intact. After installation, launch it and you will see the Windows like below.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner. I found this thread and it seems like a logical place to ask a question. They will tell you how to do that. Let us suppose you have a reset disk before you forgot Gateway password, then follow the steps to reset your password. Windows seems to switch between the both of them in some games and also applications. Turn off the computer, using the normal Windows shut down process.
. The Gateway recovery disks should be created once our Windows account is created. However, this option will erase all your business files and settings, so it should be used only when encountering irreparable damage to your operating system, or you have readily accessible backups of all your business data. Here I am removing the hard drive so that I may recover the information that's on the hard drive and back it up. Put the disk into the optical drive and now i have the monitor coming up with gateway logo. It will also install any software utilities which Gateway put on the computer some of which may be bloatware which encourages you to subscribe to services - consider uninstalling some of that and downloading your own free ones.
You may need to press F6 multiple times to move it at the top of the list. If it passes a short, then try the longer version. Reset a new Gateway password. The computer won't boot at this point. Once it is complete, your Windows should load again by reinstalling the drivers and configuring itself.