Gateway Recovery Disk: Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

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Gateway Recovery Disk: Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

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This article covers Gateway recovery discs for the following Windows versions: XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Logo of the Gateway.

A recovery disc can also be referred to as a restoration disc, repair disc, boot disc, or rescue disc.

In 2004, Gateway Computers bought eMachines Computers, then Acer bought Gateway Computers in 2007.

  • Instead, use the Acer Recovery Disk tutorial if you have an Acer PC.
  • If you have an eMachines machine instead, use the eMachines Recovery Disk tutorial.
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Alternative Gateway recovery discs

If your computer’s recovery partition is corrupt or damaged, download Easy Recovery Essentials, which is compatible with Gateway computers running Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

Gateway Recovery Center can be used to create recovery discs for Gateway

If your computer looks like this, it’s running Acer software:

Gateway computers shipped after November 2004 include Gateway System Recovery, a backup solution.

This method consists of a recovery partition on your hard drive that may restore Windows. 

You can also use this partition to construct a collection of recovery discs if the partition is destroyed or corrupted.

Your computer may still have a recovery partition that can be used to restore it to factory settings (if it is not damaged or corrupted). 

To see if the partition is still intact, do the following:

  1. Restarting your computer is a good idea.
  2. Hit the Alt (left) and F10 keys during the boot process when the Gateway logo appears.

In Windows XP, create a recovery drive.

Windows XP users can follow these methods to produce recovery discs for Gateway machines:

  1. Turn the computer on.
  2. Select All Programs from the Start menu.
  3. Locate and open the System Recovery folder.
  4. Select Create My Drivers-Applications CD from the drop-down menu (s).
  5. When the message “Do you wish to burn the produced ISO pictures or have them placed in a folder of your choice?” appears, select Burn ISO.
  6. Click Start Creation on the Recovery CD/DVD Creator screen.
  7. The programme will tell you how many CDs or DVDs you’ll need to finish the job.
  8. Select the appropriate choice for the type of media you want to utilise – CD or DVD.
      • If you plan to utilise DVD as a recovery media, for example, select “Number of DVDs required: 1.”
  9. In the optical drive, place your first blank media.
  10. Click the OK button.
  11. Wait for the procedure to complete.
  12. Insert the next blank disc when the software application instructs you to do so.
  13. Remove the last disc from the optical drive after the message “The Recovery ISO Image has been produced successfully” displays.
  14. Click the OK button.
  15. Keep the recovery discs labelled and protected!

In Windows Vista, create a recovery drive

Windows Vista users can make a recovery CD using the Gateway Recovery Centre software tool following these procedures.

The Gateway Recovery Management programme may run on your Windows Vista, not the Gateway Recovery Centre software. 

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If this is the case, follow Windows 7’s instructions:

  1. Turn on your PC.
  2. Navigate to Start, then All Programs.
  3. Click on the Gateway Recovery Center item in a Gateway Recovery Center folder.
  4. If the User Account Control (UAC) window opens in Windows Vista, select Continue or Yes.
  5. When the Welcome to Gateway Recovery Center screen displays, select External Media > Applications and Drivers.
  6. Next should be selected.
  7. Make sure the option to create system recovery discs is checked, then click Next.
  8. In the optical drive, place a blank CD or DVD. 
  9. Whether you’re using a CD or a DVD, the software will tell you how many CDs or DVDs you’ll need to finish the processing.
  10. Click Next after selecting I have enough discs, continue with this type of media.
  11. Wait for the procedure to complete.
  12. Click Next when the Congratulations screen opens.

In Windows 7, create a recovery drive

Windows 7 can use the Gateway Recovery Management software to build a collection of recovery discs. 

Follow the steps below:

  1. Activate your PC.
  2. Navigate to Start, then All Programs.
  3. Look for a Gateway folder.
  4. Select Gateway Recovery Management from the drop-down menu.
  5. Choose the option to create a factory default disc.
  6. Insert your first blank CD or DVD into the Create Backup Disc screen, and ensure the optical drive is chosen in the “Burn to” option. 
  7. If you want to use either a CD or a DVD, the software will tell you how many CDs and DVDs you’ll need.
  8. Start by pressing the Start button.
  9. The software will request you to insert the next blank CD or DVD to continue the procedure.
  10. Click OK after inserting a new blank media.
  11. To exit the software programme, click OK when the process is finished.

In Windows 8, create a recovery drive

Using the Gateway Recovery Management software tool, Windows 8 users can make a recovery disc for Gateway computers using a USB flash drive. 

The steps are listed below:

  1. Hold down the Windows key and the Q key at the same time.
  2. When the search window displays, type “recovery.”
  3. Select Gateway Recovery Management from the drop-down menu when the first search results are displayed.
  4. Choose Create Factory Default Disc from the drop-down menu.
  5. Select Copy the recovery partition’s content to the recovery disc.
  6. Next should be selected.
  7. Choose a USB flash drive from the list to use as a recovery media. DVDs can also be used to recover data.
  8. Next should be selected.
  9. Select Create from the drop-down menu.
  10. If you’re asked if you want to delete your computer’s recovery partition, say no.

Getting a Gateway pc back up and running

Users of Gateway PCs can restore their systems by booting into Windows and using the recovery software installed, using the Gateway recovery partition, or using the recovery DVDs made with the software package.

Restore Windows XP to its previous state

Following these methods, Windows XP can be restored using the recovery DVDs made for your Gateway machine.

  1. Remove any USB drives, printers, cameras, or other devices attached to your computer.
  2. In the optical drive, place the first recovery disc.
  3. Startup your PC.
  4. When you get the following message, press R:
Gateway System Recovery
Press 'R' to display Gateway System Recovery options.

5. When the following notice appears, press R again to enter Gateway System Recovery: 

(It’s worth noting that certain recovery discs don’t include an F option.)

Press 'R' for standard Gateway System Recovery options.
You will boot into the recovery partition or on CD if no recovery partition is found.
	
Press 'F' to format drive and perform a full system recovery.
All data will be lost!
Note: This option will install a recovery partition first, then restore the user partition.
	
Press 'Q' to quit and boot the OS on hard disk.

6. Choose Full System Restore when the System Restore Options page appears (Destructive).

7. Next should be selected.

8. Select Yes when the Format and Recover dialogue box comes with the following notice.

All files, including data files, on the user partition will be lost and the original factory-shipped files will be recovered to the user partition.

Do you want to continue?

9. Insert the next recovery CD when the software prompts you to do so.

10. For each recovery CD made, the prompt message is normally “Please insert System Restore CD #2 now,” and so forth.

11. After the restore is complete, click Restart.

12. “System Restore completed,” reads the confirmation message. 

13. Restart the computer and delete the CD when it starts up.”

14. Remove the CD from your optical drive when your computer has booted.

15. The Installing Devices page should now appear when Windows XP starts up.

Restore Windows Vista to its original state

These steps will help Windows Vista users recover their Gateway PC.

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If you can boot into Windows Vista, that is

Follow these steps if you can boot into Windows Vista and have the Gateway Recovery Center software programme:

  1. Turn your PC on.
  2. Select All Programs from the Start menu.
  3. Go to the Gateway Recovery Center folder and open it.
  4. Select Gateway Recovery Center from the drop-down menu.
  5. If the User Account Control dialogue box opens, select Yes or Continue to allow the software programme to make the necessary modifications.
  6. Choose Recovery from the Welcome to Gateway Recovery Center screen.
  7. Check the box next to Yes; restart my computer now.
  8. Next should be selected.
  9. Your computer will now boot into the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE), from where you can select from a variety of programmes such as Startup Repair, System Restore, and so on.
  10. The last item in the System Recovery Options box should be “Recovery Manager,” which you can utilise for your Gateway machine if your recovery partition is intact.
  11. If the Recovery Manager option is displayed on the screen, select it and follow any wizard steps to recover Windows Vista.
  12. If Recovery Manager is accessible, proceed with the procedures below.
  13. Click Next when the Gateway Recovery Center appears.
  14. Click Next after selecting Full factory recovery.
  15. Select Yes and click Next on the “Are you sure you want to continue?” box.
  16. Wait for the procedure to complete. 
  17. When the screen that says “Recovery Complete” displays, click Finish.
  18. Click Restart to restart the computer if the System Recovery Options box shows again.
  19. To reinstall Windows Vista, follow the installation wizard’s instructions.

If you are unable to start Windows Vista

If you can’t boot into Windows Vista because your Gateway recovery partition isn’t damaged, try the following steps:

  1. Except for your mouse and keyboard, disconnect any external devices from your computer.
  2. Take out all CDs, DVDs, and USB drives from your computer.
  3. Activate your PC.
  4. When the Gateway logo appears, repeatedly press F8.
  5. You should see the Advanced Boot Options screen, which looks like this:
  6. To highlight (select) the Repair Your Computer option, use your up and down arrows.
  7. Once you’ve made your choice, press Enter.
  8. Choose a keyboard layout.
  9. Next should be selected.
  10. Click OK after logging in as Administrator. 
  11. Use any account with administrative rights to the system if you don’t have an “Administrator” account.
  12. Select Recovery Manager: from the System Recovery Options window.
  13. Click Next when the Gateway Recovery Center appears.
  14. Select Full factory recovery from the menu.
  15. Next should be selected.
  16. Select Yes and click Next on the “Are you sure you want to continue?” box.
  17. Wait for the procedure to complete.
  18. When the screen that says “Recovery Complete” displays, click Finish.
  19. The System Recovery Options screen may appear once more. 
  20. If this is the case, click Restart.
  21. Your computer will restart, and the reinstallation of Windows Vista will begin.
  22. To reinstall Windows, follow the installation wizard’s instructions.

If you have a Gateway recovery disc, you can use it

If you already have a Windows Vista recovery disc, follow the wizard’s instructions after completing these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer
  2. In the optical drive, place the first recovery disc.
  3. Your computer should be restarted.
  4. To access the boot menu, press F12.
  5. To select the CD-ROM/DVD item, use the up and down arrow keys. 
  6. The recovery disc you inserted in the optical drive would start the computer.
  7. Press the Enter key.
  8. To restore the system, follow the wizard’s instructions.

Your computer should boot into the Gateway recovery software program for Windows Vista users following the steps above. 

To return your computer to factory settings, follow the wizard’s instructions.

Restore Windows 7 to its original state

Users of Windows 7 can recover the system by following these steps.

If you’re able to boot into Windows 7, you’re good to go

Follow these steps if you can still boot into Windows 7:

  1. Turn your PC on.
  2. Select All Programs from the Start menu.
  3. From the Gateway folder, choose Gateway Recovery Management.
  4. Select the Restore tab when Gateway Recovery Management appears:
  5. Choose Reset the system to factory settings.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Restoration window to confirm the activity.
  7. Start by pressing the Start button.
  8. Click the OK button.
  9. The software will prompt you to restart the computer after completing the recovery process. 
  10. To do so, click OK.
  11. To reinstall Windows 7, follow the wizard’s instructions.

If you cannot boot into Windows 7, follow the steps below

If you can’t boot into Windows because your Gateway recovery partition is still intact:

  1. Turn your PC on.
  2. At the start-up screen, press the Alt and F10 keys together.
  3. The programme for Gateway Recovery Management should startup.
  4. Select Restore the system to its factory preset settings.
  5. Next should be selected.
  6. Wait for the procedure to complete.
  7. If a wizard appears, follow the wizard’s steps to reinstall Windows 7.

If you have the Gateway Windows 7 recovery disc, use it

Follow the methods below if you have the Gateway recovery DVDs for Windows 7.

  1. Turn on your computer.
  2. In the optical drive, place the first recovery disc.
  3. Your computer should be restarted.
  4. To access the boot menu, press F12 during the starting process.
  5. To boot from the recovery disc, use the up and down arrow keys to choose the CD-ROM/DVD item.
  6. Press the Enter key.
  7. To restore your system, follow the wizard’s instructions.

Windows 8 can be restored

The built-in Gateway Recovery Management programme in Windows 8 allows users to recover the operating system.

If you’re able to boot into Windows 8, you’re good to go

If you can boot into Windows 8, follow these instructions. 

This is not the case, proceed to the following instructions.

  1. Turn your PC on.
  2. To open the Search Charm in Windows 8, press the Windows key and C simultaneously.
  3. Start typing “recovery” into the Search box.
  4. Select Gateway Recovery Management from the drop-down menu when the first results show.
  5. Select Restore Factory Settings from the drop-down menu (at the Restore tab).
  6. Next should be selected.
  7. Select the option to clean the drive completely.
  8. Select Reset from the drop-down menu.
  9. Your computer will now restart, and the restoration process will begin. 
  10. Once the process is completed, it may restart.
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If you are unable to boot into Windows 8, please contact Microsoft

If you can’t get Windows 8 to boot, but you’ve built a USB recovery (using the Gateway Recovery Management software), follow these steps:

  1. Shut down your PC.
  2. Use the Gateway Recovery Management programme to generate a recovery USB flash disc.
  3. Turn your PC on.
  4. As soon as your computer boots, press F2 to enter BIOS. 
  5. You may need to hit Del instead of F2 if you’re using a desktop computer.
  6. Navigate to the Boot tab from the BIOS screen using the left and right arrow keys.
  7. Find a “USB HDD” item from the list on the Boot tab screen and highlight it using the up and down arrow keys. 
  8. Your plugged-in recovery media should be a USB HDD.
  9. Press F6 after you’ve picked (highlighted) USB HDD to move it to the top of the list. 
  10. To move it to the top of the list, you may need to hit F6 several times.
  11. Using your left and right arrow keys, navigate the Exit tab once the USB HDD is at the top of the list.
  12. Choose (or highlight) Exit Saving Changes using your up and down arrow keys.
  13. Press the Enter key.
  14. At the dialogue screen, make sure [Yes] is selected.
  15. Press the Enter key.
  16. Your machine will reboot, and Windows 8 will load.
  17. Choose a language for the keyboard.
  18. Select Troubleshoot from the drop-down menu.
  19. Select Reset your PC from the drop-down menu.
  20. To confirm the action, click Next.
  21. Select Windows 8 from the drop-down menu.
  22. If you don’t have the Gateway recovery partition and want to reinstall it, select “Yes, repartition the drives.” 
  23. Select “No, preserve the existing partitions” if you don’t want to change anything.
  24. Simply delete my files or completely clear the HDD. 
  25. The final option is more time consuming, but it cleans the entire drive. 
  26. It is recommended that you clear your hard drive completely.
  27. Select Reset from the drop-down menu.
  28. The restoration procedure will begin.
  29. Remove the recovery USB from the Choose an option screen once completed.
  30. Continue by pressing the Enter key.
  31. To reinstall Windows 8, follow the steps on the wizard screen.

If you don’t have a Gateway recovery USB, you’ll need to get one

Follow these procedures if you don’t have the recovery USB for your Gateway PC.

If your Gateway recovery partition is intact, these methods should work. 

If your machine exhibits boot difficulties, consider obtaining an alternate recovery CD for Gateway.

The Automated Repair mechanism on our recovery and repair disc can automatically discover and solve boot issues. 

Here’s where you can get a Gateway recovery disc.

  1. Your computer should be restarted.
  2. When the PC logo displays, press the Alt (left) and F10 keys simultaneously.
  3. Select the type of restore you want when the Recovery Management software appears: 
  4. Restore the operating system to its factory defaults, or restore the operating system while keeping the user data.
  5. Read the Notice screen after selecting Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults.
  6. Next should be selected.
  7. Wait for the restoration to complete. 

After it’s finished, Windows should automatically reinstall the drivers and configure itself.

Conclusion

I hope this information was helpful. If you have anything to add, please do so in the comments.

User questions:

1. What is the best approach to use a gateway recovery disc?

  1. Activate your PC.
  2. In the optical drive, place the first recovery disc.
  3. Your computer should be restarted.
  4. To access the boot menu, press F12.
  5. Use the up and down arrow keys to pick the CD-ROM/DVD item.
  6. Press the Enter key.
  7. To restore the system, follow the wizard’s instructions.

2. What is the procedure for creating a Windows XP recovery disc?

  1. Startup Windows XP.
  2. Place the diskette into the floppy disc drive.
  3. My Computer is where you should go.
  4. Right-click on the floppy disc device and select Properties.
  5. Then select Format.
  6. Check the Create an MS-DOS starting disc option in the Format choices box.
  7. Start by pressing the Start button.
  8. Wait for the procedure to complete.

3. What is the procedure for unlocking a Gateway laptop?

To unlock your Gateway computer, simultaneously press the “Ctrl,” “Alt,” and “Delete” keys on your keyboard.

If you receive a locked machine notification with “Only domain/username or an administrator can unlock this computer,” type the last logged-on user’s login information and click “OK.”

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