Way to reset a Gateway® laptop

Why do you need to reset a Gateway laptop to its factory settings?

Gateway is a famous manufacturer of laptop and desktop computers. Gateway produces high quality products which offer good performance. Gateway laptops are highly efficient machines which provide excellent multimedia features and have a sleek design. The models of Gateway laptops include Gateway T-6815, Gateway ML3109, Gateway MT3421 and Gateway MT3422. These laptops come with a widescreen display, are light in weight, reliable and come at an affordable price. These laptops provide a user friendly environment and offer multitasking performance. To restore a Gateway laptop to its factory settings you need to use either a destructive and non-destructive method.

Here are the tips to reset a Gateway laptop to its factory settings:

  • Restore to factory settings

  • Backup all important user files

  • Unplug peripheral devices

Restore to factory settings

For, restoring a Gateway laptop to its factory settings, first of all you need to shut down the system. Place the recovery CD in the CD drive. If it fails to boot from the CD drive, you can reboot and enter the setup screen. If your recovery files are written on a partition, from there you can select system recovery. Here there might be an option to select destructive or non-destructive system recovery. Click your option and your system starts recovering the factory settings.

Backup all important user files

System restoring means bringing your system back to its initial point. You need to back up all crucial user files before performing the system recovery process. Save these files to an external storage device or to another hard drive. When your Gateway laptop needs to get restored to its factory settings, all your current data, documents and files get deleted. So it is very important to keep a backup copy of these files and documents for further reference.

Unplug peripheral devices

Before restoring, unplug all devices and drivers from your CPU including your printer, camera and memory stick. All peripheral devices such as removable media drives, USB drives from your Gateway laptop. Also, remove any additional hard drives are attached by disconnecting the cable from the back.

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