Repeatedly press this key as soon as the Gateway or Acer logo. I can’t access the Recovery Manager. Click here for instructions on creating a Live CD , and click here for instructions on using it. The factory reset process may take a while, and losing power in the middle can cause serious problems. IBM Thinkpads have special jumper switches on the motherboard, and these should be used to reset the system. I went online on another computer and found instructions for a hard reboot I think. If you’re using Windows 8 and have a valid product key, you can create a disc here.

Make sure to start holding it as soon as the computer restarts. Less than 12 in. It is in good working order however it needs a hard drive. If your PC is locked with a BIOS administrator password that will not allow access to the floppy drive, these utilities may not work. This will allow you to ensure that everything has been deleted. Graphics Processing Type see all. Hardware Connectivity see all. The unit power’s on but does not display on the monitor as well as the external.

This can be done by booting with the keyboard or mouse unattached to the systems, or on some systems by hitting the ESC key over times in rapid succession. That should do it. If you recobery still having issues you need to disconnect the HD and restart the comp so it forces the bios to load. Delivery Options see all. It does nothing when I press either of these.


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What you need is a Boot loader, a program that allows you to bypass the usual partition, and even that’s not guaranteed to work, but it’s worth a try. The product key is 25 characters, and can usually be found on a sticker attached to the bottom of your laptop, or in your computer’s documentation. Guaranteed Delivery see all. I haven’t used it in a couple years, I would just like to get everything s350i of it. You can try a System Restore first, which will attempt to roll your laptop back to a time when it was functioning properly.

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AMD Turion 64 X2. It has w350u tested and is fully functional. Skip to main content. Open the Charms bar in Windows by swiping it from the right side of the screen or moving your mouse to the lower-right corner of the screen. Press F8 during boot-up. Laptops often require a variety of specific drivers, and using the recovery disc is the easiest way to make sure that these get reinstalled when you reset your laptop.

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Download the necessary drivers for your laptop. HI I am having the same exact problem as you replied to above. I tried all of those combos, none seem to work. It worked like a charm.


Built-in Webcam More from this Seller. You may need to press the keys a couple times in order for them to register. Battery about 2 hrs. Select your restore point.

I removed the hard drive, and the rest remains for harvesting for parts or for repair as you see fit. Sony’s are the same way in the sense that the function option for recovery is not listed at least the one i was working on. Open the System Restore utility.

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What if I delete the primary partition so the partition with the recovery console on it is the only one left. If you unplug the PC and remove the battery for minutes, the CMOS may reset itself and the password should be blank. This will load the Recovery Manager. Create a new discussion If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

Vintage Gateway M Series Red Laptops typically have better BIOS security than desktop systems, and we are not aware of any backdoor passwords that will work with name brand laptops.