Restore Gateway® SX2802 Series

What does restoring to factory settings mean, when do you need to do it, and what are the consequences?


The Gateway® SX2802 Series desktops come with huge storage and fast processing power. Powered by the Intel® Core™2 Quad processors, with options of upgrading the physical memory to 8GB and disk space to 750GB, the desktops come pre-installed with the Windows® 7 (64-bit) operating system. Though the desktops have been built for an amazing multimedia experience, the systems can sometimes fall prey to circumstances that require them to be restored back to default factory settings.


Listed below are details on how to restore a Gateway® SX2802 Series desktop to factory settings, why you need to do it, and the consequences:




  • What is restoring to factory defaults?

  • When do you need to restore your Gateway® SX2802 Series desktop to factory defaults?

  • How do you restore it to factory defaults?



What does restoring to factory defaults mean?



Restoring the system can be of two types and often there is confusion between the two. In one circumstance, you can restore your system to an earlier point of time when everything worked correctly. In the second scenario, you have the option of restoring your system to factory defaults, which ensures that everything on your system is like the day you bought it. However, in both cases, it is not possible to save your personal files and folders unless and until you manually take a back-up on a removable device, network, or in other forms of storage media.



When do you need to restore your Gateway® SX2802 Series desktop to factory defaults?



Restoring your system to factory defaults can arise out of situations wherein your system has crashed or has been infected by malicious programs. Again, the installation of a program or a driver can cause an unexpected change to your computer or cause Windows® to behave unpredictably. Usually, uninstalling the program or driver corrects the problem. If uninstalling does not fix the problem, you have to resort the system to factory defaults.



How do you restore it to factory defaults?


Restoring your system to its original condition depends on the make and model of your PC and the restoration method that the PC manufacturer provides you. You can do it by using the installation CD, the Recovery or Restore CD, or the Recovery or Restore method using a hidden partition on your hard drive. Your Gateway® SX2802 Series desktop comes with a Gateway® Recovery Management option that will ease the process and let you restore your desktop to factory defaults.




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