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Make sure your CDs are "CD-R" and not "CD-RW". If you plan to use DVDs, they must be "DVD-R" and not "DVD-RW" or "DVD+RW".
These steps will create a backup copy of your system's drivers and application and will not include a copy of your Windows Vista. You can reinstall Windows Vista using the backup media (the original Windows Vista media).
This action will remove all personal files from your USB flash drive.
All personal files will be deleted during the restore process. Backup your files before you continue!
Gateway System Recovery
Press 'R' to display Gateway System Recovery options.
Press 'R' for standard Gateway System Recovery options.
You will boot into the recovery partition or on CD if no recovery partition is found.
Press 'F' to format drive and perform a full system recovery.
All data will be lost!
Note: This option will install a recovery partition first, then restore the user partition.
Press 'Q' to quit and boot the OS on hard disk.
All files, including data files, on the user partition will be lost and the original factory-shipped files will be recovered to the user partition.
Do you want to continue?
This action erases all your personal data. Backup your files!
This action erases all your personal data permanently. Backup your files!
The restore process erases all your personal files. Backup your files!
This action restores the computer to the original factory configuration. This erases all your personal data. Backup your files!
This action will erase all your personal files. Backup your files before proceeding!
If the Recovery Management software program is branded as "Acer eRecovery Management", even if your computer is from Gateway: Gateway was acquired by Acer in 2007. Your computer may use the software from Acer. Follow our guide from Acer recovery disks.