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Hi, I have a gateway computer which ran way too slow. I decided to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the software. When I tried to reinstall my windows 2000 professional gateway recoverydisk it said my computer is not a gateway. I have no idea why it is saying this. But I'll be damned if I am going to pay 198.00 for a new os.

Is there anyway to get around this on installation? Or is there anywhere I can get the os again so I can reinstall?
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. I suspect that Gateway had a proprietery file on the hd that was used to validate the recovery disk, and it won't run without it. When you formatted the hd, you wiped it out. I would try contacting Gateway tech support about a fix for this. If you have a licensed Gateway recovery disk that came with your system they should be able to help. No doubt you are not the first one that has ever done that to a Gateway system. Go to their web page and take a look. They may even have something posted in a knowledge base for faq that will have the answer you need.
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