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No Operating System; Cannot Format User Partition - Gateway MX595

\015 My computer was having problems after a power outage, I was unable to log on to my computer (not even in to safe mode) and after trying everything I could to fix it, I was told that I was most likely going to have to "recover" my laptop back to its original state by using the Recovery CD. The only thing that I received with my purchase of the Gateway was a Operating Disk. I tried to use the disk in conjunction with the System Recovery (located on the Gateway) but it kept freezing up and give the following error: NTDLR file is missing. I ordered the Restore DVD from Gateway and followed the instructions. It froze at 48% and now tells me the following error. Cannot Format User Partition ! System Restore Cannot Continue! It also tells me when I start up my computer: Missing OS. What can I do to bring my computer back to life???\015

Answers :

Hi,

It seems that you have a corrupt user partition on your drive which is stopping you from doing a recovery.

What you will need to do is delete the partition(s) on your Gateway by using a system repair utility CD. ERD Commander 2005 or Bart are utilites that will allow you to boot from a CD and then delete the partitions.

You could also use a friend's Windows XP CD just to delete the partitions.

Once this is done, you should be able to re-install your OS (assuming there is no physical damage on the hard disk.

Hope this helps.
As long as you have your COA number
you can go to microsoft.com and reload windows.
That's the label on your notebook.
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