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vista home premium oemact gateway

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  • my machine came with pre-installed windows vista, now the windows is corrupted and i want to know if i can download windows vista home premium OEMAct Gateway from the internet?. i have my product keys. Its a P series Fx mfg in 2008. I have tried the restore disks I made when I first bought the computer and the ones I had to buy from gateway. Neither one worked because gateway didn't put the recovery partition on that computer, because I checked it with another computer. And gateway is no help at all and now I have a laptop that I paid over $1000 for that I can't use. I will never buy another gateway. And I didn't receive any Cd's when I bought the computer

    Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:47 PM

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  • "mgb972" wrote in message news:fab91d31-b4c7-4894-92c2-1b1924c3cdfe...
    It gives a different error every time I tried it. I even used two different dvd drives. It usually errors right at 99%. Does the same with the copies I made and the ones from gateway. This is the first error it gave me: error:T\windows\winsxs\backup\amd64_microsoft-windows-comdlg32.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_uk-ua_711df8d656668851_comdlg32.dll.mui_ac8e62f4. [uncompress file: (seg. 70) -> readdata failed].  Got it to complete install now it says error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>

    James Akin

    Are you dual-booting with Linux??('grub rescue' looks like a Linux error to me)
    I would suggest using any available option to completely repartition the disk, then trying the install again.

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Saturday, October 23, 2010 8:38 AM

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  • I don't understand why the Recovery disks that you bought from Gateway should fail to restore the computer, unless they are bad copies, or you've damaged them in some way. The theory is that these disk will recreate the partition (if that's required), and/or install the OS from scratch. What EXACTLY happens when you try to boot from the Recovery disk?
    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:55 PM
  • It gives a different error every time I tried it. I even used two different dvd drives. It usually errors right at 99%. Does the same with the copies I made and the ones from gateway. This is the first error it gave me: error:T\windows\winsxs\backup\amd64_microsoft-windows-comdlg32.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_uk-ua_711df8d656668851_comdlg32.dll.mui_ac8e62f4. [uncompress file: (seg. 70) -> readdata failed].  Got it to complete install now it says error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>

    James Akin
    Friday, October 22, 2010 9:54 PM
  • "mgb972" wrote in message news:fab91d31-b4c7-4894-92c2-1b1924c3cdfe...
    It gives a different error every time I tried it. I even used two different dvd drives. It usually errors right at 99%. Does the same with the copies I made and the ones from gateway. This is the first error it gave me: error:T\windows\winsxs\backup\amd64_microsoft-windows-comdlg32.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_uk-ua_711df8d656668851_comdlg32.dll.mui_ac8e62f4. [uncompress file: (seg. 70) -> readdata failed].  Got it to complete install now it says error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>

    James Akin

    Are you dual-booting with Linux??('grub rescue' looks like a Linux error to me)
    I would suggest using any available option to completely repartition the disk, then trying the install again.

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Saturday, October 23, 2010 8:38 AM
  • No reply from the Original Poster.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.


    Darin MS
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 8:12 PM