Gateway® LT21-Series Restore

Need and consequences of restoring Gateway® LT21 Series notebooks


Sometimes computer users face multiple issues with their systems. These could be as a result of installation of a program or application that had inherent errors, harmful changes to important settings, or accidental modification/deletion of key system files. Malware or virus infection can have same effects. All of the above mentioned information is applicable to your Gateway® LT21-series notebooks too. Such malwares capable of causing harm might be impossible to locate and remove. Restoring your Gateway® LT21-series notebook is the best and fastest way to get the system back to good working condition. Restoring the Gateway® LT21-series notebook makes sure that no trace of errors or faults which were causing problems to the user remains within the system that performance is restored back to old levels.


The points mentioned below will give users more information on the consequences of restoring Gateway® LT21-series notebook to factory settings :




  • Reinstalling OS

  • Reinstall of drivers

  • Loss of data

  • Loss of favorite programs



Reinstalling OS



If the user had installed a different operating system on Gateway® LT21-series notebook rather than the default one which came with the product; the operating system will most likely need to be reinstalled. If the Gateway® LT21-series notebook users did not receive the operating system CD with the system, the OS would have to be purchased again.



Reinstall of drivers



Gateway® LT21-series notebook users will need to reinstall some of the many drivers after the restoration process. Some of the drivers do not come as part of the standard notebook and users will have to externally install them. Older version drivers which could be hard to find should be backed up on a separate media.



Loss of data


With the restoration process of Gateway® LT21-series notebooks there is a chance of data loss occurring. This implies that all the files and folders contained in the hard disk that the user has been using would be lost and would become irrecoverable. It is recommended that all data is backed up before restoring.


Loss of favorite programs

Restoring your Gateway® LT21-series notebook might result in loss of all the favorite programs including some versions of programs that could be hard to source and install. It is advised that setup/installer files of such programs are backed up before restoring the system.




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