Using the Gateway System Recovery utility depends on a few factors:
My computer shipped before Nov 1 2004:
Locating Gateway restore media
Not sure if your machine shipped with one?:
How can I tell if my system shipped with a Gateway System Recovery partition?
If your Operating System is Windows XP:
From the Start menu, point to All Programs, System Recovery, and then click System Recovery.
Note: If System Recovery is not listed, from the Start menu, click Run. In the Run dialog box, type: C:\Windows\Sminst\Start.exe /run. Click OK.
In the System Recovery window, select the appropriate option.
There are a variety of options from here, as discussed in this tutorial
System Restore (Non-Destructive)
System Restore (Destructive)
Which option you choose depends on whether you wish to retain data that is not backed up in a secure location.
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