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Attempting to Restore Gateway NE56R31u with Factory disks

  1. #11

    It works fine for me and Gateway people couldn't even help me I guess it's all about money to them.
    Thanks for light!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisp1989 View Post
    Alright so i seem to have found a solution to my problem.
    It was simply the partition that was on the drive.

    Just to clarify for folks reading this post in the future-
    My Original issue was the Gateway Recovery was prompting me
    to switch between Legacy and UEFI mode before the setup would

    What i did to resolve this was completely delete the partition with
    Parted Magic, and restarted the Gateway Recovery session in UEFI
    mode and voila, its currently going through the setup and seems
    to be working flawlessly.

    -Delete ALL Partitions on the HDD with a partitioning tool.
    -Boot recovery 'System Disk' in UEFI mode
    -Learn to love windows 8.

    Thank you all for your help.

    #edit - I forgot to put the link to the solution.
    Recovery prompts to switch between Legacy and UEFI mode

    Thats where i found it.
    Thanks again!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Here's the quickest way I got my restore CD to work, I booted the system with the Windows 8 CD and I deleted all the partitions on the HDD then the drive came up to its one original size then I turned off the system without formatting or anything else then I booted back again with the Gateway System Disc and it worked.

    Hope this help somebody else!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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