Couldn't really navigate it well especially since I didn't really use windows 7 either. The instructions of creating Gateway password for administrator and user accounts on laptop are similar. I have a lot of data on it, including Kindle and music, photos, etc. You may be the users of the following hot series of Gateway laptops. If Windows 8 starts displaying problems that you are unable to repair, you can restore your computer to a restore point that you know your computer was working properly. If you've previously formatted the hard drive, or have installed a new hard drive, you won't have the recovery partition anymore.
To fix this, you would just start the Windows Recovery Environment Command Prompt, load the hives, delete the Run value that is loading the infection, and unload them again. Fortunately, most problems are simple to fix with a factory reset. If you don't have a recovery disc for your laptop, you can use a Windows installation disc to wipe and restore your laptop. Here the steps to reset Gateway administrator password on laptop in Windows are presented as follows. I saw a video on Youtube suggesting leaving the box unchecked to create a generic recovery drive that's usable on other computers. Do I have a choice of creating a drive or disc with both 1. By using the Recovery Command Prompt you will have full visibility into the files that these rootkits are hiding or using because Windows, and the malware, will not be started.
Wait for the restore process to finish and your computer to reboot. The installation of the Gateway Computers Management software will enable the computer to return to its original settings. Laptops have lots of specialized hardware, and as such require some special drivers to get the most out of everything. Note: The Administrator account is disabled by default. Shouts out to Frys Guy!!!!! Turn off the computer, using the normal Windows shut down process.
What else do you suggest? Backup your data if possible. Keep reading on, we'd like to show you how to factory restore a Gateway computer to default settings. As always if you have any questions or tips on using the Windows 8 Recovery Environment command prompt you should let us know in the. Your computer will reboot into the Advanced Boot menu. In the System Recovery Options window, select Recovery Manager. Performing a factory reset on your Gateway will erase all of the data on the hard drive, so backup your data if you have important file you need to save. Given that it's all contained on a hard drive, the user doesn't need to resort to using installation disks, product keys or any of the hassles that come with using removable media.
I won an old laptop from a company lottery. Backup your files before you continue! Press a key when prompted. This needs you to actually be where you would be when Windows Explorer loads. Automatic Repair will start automatically when Windows is unable to start properly. Step 3: Reset Gateway administrator password on laptop. In the Please read the license terms screen, check I accept the license terms, and then click Next. Try to select a restore point from before your computer started having problems.
This will allow you to fix numerous issues such as corrupt Registry data and malware infections. Now here's the question: How can I factory restore my laptop and keep my Windows 8? You may need to contact Gateway for factory service if these don't help. I know this is an old tread but for histerical purposes I'm updating the information about Gateways for someone that gets confused with this new 'feature' B. Safe Mode Safe Mode with networking Safe mode with command prompt Enable Boot Logging Enable low-resolution video 640x480 Last known good configuration advanced Directory services Restore Mode Debugging Mode Disable automatic restard on system failure. The catch was that the hard drive had been completely wiped. Windows Vista Read more about. Plus, Gateway Recovery Management makes it easy to manage password settings, recover from the hard drive and recover from your factory recovery disk.
To change your current working directory to that drive, you can type D:, or whatever other drive letter it shows, and press Enter on your keyboard. A new screen will be displayed with an open command prompt. In order to use a recovery disc or install Windows from the disc, you'll need to set your computer to boot from the disc drive before the hard drive. Try to select a restore point from before your computer started having problems. The Advanced Boot Options menu opens.
Continue with the next blank disk. Be careful, as one of those programs may have been what was causing the problem! Backup your files before proceeding! This erases all your personal data. If it is not properly configured, Windows 8 will be reset as though it had been installed fresh from disk and may require installation of drivers from Gateway to function fully. But you need to create this tool before you forgot Gateway Windows 8 password. Your computer may still have a recovery partition intact undamaged or uncorrupted that can be used to restore your computer to its factory conditions.
A dude said they found virus makes me worried, but turns out he's likely bullshxt for a competor seller or something, I scan the driver cd with kaspersky and also windows defender and found nothing wierd out of it. Click here for some tips on backing up your data. This will start either the Recovery Manager if you are using a recovery disc, or it will start the Windows setup process if you are using a Windows installation disc. In the Gateway system recovery window, select Full factory recovery. When ever I plug in a different audio output source it doesn't automatically switch over to. If you don't have a restore far enough back, or none of the restore points fix the problems you're having, you'll likely need to complete reset the laptop back to factory settings.
Immediately after turning on the computer, or restarting it usually after you hear your computer beep , tap the F8 key, repeatedly, in 1 second intervals. It is recommended to update the antivirus definitions and perform Windows Updates. It will be fine after a couple of updates perhaps but I personally do t want any software forcing me to update anything. It will allow you to try to restore your system to a time when it was working properly. The Gateway Recover Center is a program that comes installed on Gateway computers to allow a user to reinstall applications that came preinstalled on the computer. I have the product key, if I write that down will I be able to install Windows 8 again? When the search results appear click on the Settings category as shown below. In Windows 8 and 10.