Gateway® SX2300 Series Recovery

What is recovery management in the Gateway® SX2300 computers?


Gateway® Recovery Management is a backup solution for Gateway® computers used to create a default backup disk. It helps to create backup for system software programs and device drivers. With the help of this you can restore the system to factory default, reinstall applications and drivers, manage password settings, recover data from the hard drive and recover from your factory recovery disk. In this Recovery Management, the hardware is partitioned and necessary files that are needed to reinstall the software programs are saved. In addition to this recovery partition, users can also create an asset of discs in which you can back up the files in case the recovery partition becomes damaged or corrupted.


The role of Gateway® Recovery Management in Gateway® SX2300 series notebooks and the need for recovery are discussed in the following points.




  • Create factory default disc

  • Create driver and application back up

  • Restore factory settings and password settings



Create factory default disc



With the help of Gateway® Recovery Management tool, you can create a backup copy of the complete factory installation. This media includes the Operating System, drivers and application files. The backup created during this process is burnt within the Gateway® Recovery Management and should be labeled and stored in a safe place. This will come handy and useful whenever you need to restore the system to default factory settings.



Create driver and application back up



This option is used to create a backup copy of the drivers and applications that are included with the computer. This backup copy does not include the Operating System. The backup created during this process is burned within Gateway® Recovery Management and should be labeled and stored in a safe place. This back up data can be used to reinstall the application or drivers after an update or a system crash.



Restore factory settings and password settings


These options let you to restore the system to factory settings by restarting the computer and restoring back to the factory installation of Windows® using Gateway® Recovery Management and also, allows you to set a password for the Gateway® Recovery Management. It prevents unauthorized users from restoring the computer back to factory default. You can set password, disable password or change password using this setting in Gateway® Recovery Management.




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