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Utilizing The Gateway System Recovery Utility

How to recover a bricked system

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    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.

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    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.