I was wondering if any one could help me I want to restore the factory settings on my desktop Gateway Model# GM5688E. Reinstall Vista and now I can't get it to work properly, some system programs are not working.
Can't get to recovery manager screen, I follow the booklet to restart and push F8 key, but can't get to the to system Recovery options screen.
System Configuration: Windows Vista Home Internet Explorer 7.0
As the computer is booting up just keep hitting the F11 key and it should take you to the restore area and follow directions. This will probably erase your drive so BACKUP anything you want to keep before doing the restore..
all you need do is perform a "cold boot" and immediately begin tapping the F8 key until the computer responds. Once you get to the next screen simply select the repair option. from that point it is intuitive to getter done