Restore Gateway® FX6831-Series

Need for restoring Gateway® FX6831 Series notebooks to factory defaults. What are the consequences of restoring your system to its factory default?


Restoring the system ensures that no trace of errors that were causing difficulty to the user remains and that system can function as good as a fresh one. Certain malwares that get installed in the system can also cause similar effects. These malwares might be difficult to trace and remove. Restoring your Gateway® FX6831-series notebook is a quickfix way to get your system back to original working condition. Sometimes users tend to face multiple issues on their system. This could be caused due to installing a program with some errors, accidental deletion of an important system file or harmful changes to the settings.


Following information will provide details to the users regarding the consequences of restoring Gateway® FX6831 series to factory settings:




  • Reinstall of OS

  • Data loss

  • Loss of various applications

  • Reinstalling drivers



Reinstall of OS



If the user did not receive the OS CD with purchase of the product, the operating system will have to be purchased again. If the user has been using a different operating system on Gateway® FX6831-series notebook rather than the one which came with the purchase of the product, the OS will need to be reinstalled.



Data loss



Loss of data is an expensive reality that occurs mainly due to human errors or hardware failure. All files and folders used by the user over the time would be lost and become irrecoverable while changing to factory settings. If Gateway® FX6831-series notebook is restored to factory settings data loss would occur.



Loss of various applications


It is advisable that set-up files of various applications must be backed up before restoring the system. Restoring your Gateway® FX6831-series notebook will result in loss of all the major applications and important documents of the user. These might also include certain old programs that could be hard to find and install.


Reinstalling drivers

Users might need to reinstall some of the drivers of the Gateway® FX6831-series notebook. Old drivers that could be hard to source must be backed up on a separate media. This is because some drivers do not come as part of the standard product and may require to be installed again.




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