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need help rebooting Gateway NE 522 Series

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Hankyboy, Nov 10, 2015.

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  1. Hankyboy

    Hankyboy Thread Starter

    Nov 10, 2015
    hi I need help in finding out how to save a copy of any Reboot or recovery for my laptop. it shows the gateway logo when I start it but that's it. it says I need to insert a cd disk or usb to recover. I have windows 8
  2. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
    You can recover from either A) your hard drive or B) the recovery backup you created.
    • A) If the factory recovery partition has not been deleted from the hard drive:
      1. Turn your computer Off and then wait 15 seconds.
      2. Turn your computer On and press <Alt>+<F10> during startup. A screen will appear asking you to choose the keyboard layout.
      3. Several options are now presented. Click Troubleshoot.
      4. Click either Refresh your PC or Reset your PC.
        Note: "Refresh your PC" enables you to restore your computer to the default factory condition with your files intact. "Reset your PC" completely removes all files and resets your computer back to the factory settings.
      5. Click Next. The process will take several minutes.
    • B) If you cannot run Windows, your original hard drive has been completely re-formatted or you have installed a replacement hard drive, you can attempt to recover from the recovery backup you created on a USB drive:
      1. Find your recovery backup.
      2. If your computer does not have a built-in keyboard, make sure a keyboard is attached to your computer.
      3. Plug in the USB drive and turn on your computer.
      4. If it is not already enabled, you must enable the F12 Boot Menu:
        • Press <F2> when starting your computer.
        • Use the left or right arrow keys to select the Main menu.
        • Press the down key until F12 Boot Menu is selected, press <F5> to change this setting to Enabled.
        • Use the left or right arrow keys to select the Exit menu.
        • Depending on the type of BIOS your computer uses, select Save Changes and Exit or Exit Saving Changes and press Enter. Select OK or Yes to confirm.
        • Your computer will restart.
      5. During startup, press <F12> to open the boot menu. The boot menu allows you to select which device to start from, select the USB drive.
        • Use your arrow keys to select USB Device, then press Enter.
        • Windows starts from the recovery backup instead of the normal startup process.
        • Select your keyboard type.
      6. Select Troubleshoot and then choose the type of recovery to use:
        • Click Advanced then System Restore to start Microsoft System Restore:
          Microsoft System Restore periodically takes a 'snapshot' of your system settings and saves them as restore points. In most cases of
          hard-to-resolve software problems, you can return to one of these restore points to get your system running again.
        • Click Reset your PC to start the reset process:
          Reset your PC deletes everything on your hard drive, then re-installs Windows and all software and drivers that were preinstalled on your system. If you can access important files on your hard drive, back them up now. See "Reset your PC from the recovery backup" below.
        • Click Refresh your PC to start the refresh process:
          Refresh your PC will attempt to retain your files (user data) but will reinstall all software and drivers. Software installed since you purchased your PC will be removed (except software installed from the Windows Store). See "Refresh your PC from the recovery backup" below.
        Reset your PC from the recovery backup - Caution: Reset your PC will erase all files on your hard drive.
      7. The Reset your PC window opens.
      8. Click Next.
      9. Select the operating system to recover (normally only one option is available).
      10. Choose to keep any changes to the hard drive:
        • If you have deleted the recovery partition or otherwise changed the partitions on the hard drive and want to keep these changes, select No.
        • To completely restore your computer to Factory Settings, select Yes.
      11. Choose how to erase your files:
        • Just remove my files quickly erases all files before restoring your computer and takes about 30 minutes.
        • Fully clean the drive completely cleans the drive after each file is erased, so no files can be viewed after the recovery. Cleaning the drive takes much longer, up to 5 hours, but is much more secure as old files are completely removed.
      12. Click Reset.
      13. After the recovery has finished, you can start using your computer by repeating the first-start process.

      Refresh your PC from the recovery backup
      1. The Refresh your PC window opens.
      2. Click Next.
      3. Select the operating system to recover (normally only one option is available).
      4. Click Refresh.
      5. The recovery process begins by restarting your computer, then continues by copying files to your hard drive. This process takes about 30 minutes.

      Source: http://images10.newegg.com/User-Manual/User_Manual_34-314-215.pdf
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