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Multiple Partition Windows 8 System Restore

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January 10, 2014 3:58:00 PM

Having a bit of a problem here and cant figure it out. Ok I got a new laptop awhile back with win8 pre installed. First time i rebooted my CPU Crashed while updateing so i gave it to a friend of mine he put a bootleg version of WIN 7 on it finaly i got the system disc from Gateway/Acer and when i i boot from startup it says MustBoot Disc in UEFI... Ok i reboot switch to UEFI reboot... Disc options open great right? no -.- I click the first option to wipe and reinstall factory OS i get a pop up Disc must be booted in UEFI same with full system restore.... So i cantact Acer/Gateway and they ask me if im running multiple partitions and that i need to send my cpu in to be fixed and that it will cost me more then i payed for it to fix it...... So if anyone can help me to do this myself i would really appreciate it its driveing me crazy and i cant afford to send it in

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a c 393 * Windows 8
January 10, 2014 4:29:28 PM

McDoobious said:
Having a bit of a problem here and cant figure it out. Ok I got a new laptop awhile back with win8 pre installed. First time i rebooted my CPU Crashed while updateing so i gave it to a friend of mine he put a bootleg version of WIN 7 on it finaly i got the system disc from Gateway/Acer and when i i boot from startup it says MustBoot Disc in UEFI... Ok i reboot switch to UEFI reboot... Disc options open great right? no -.- I click the first option to wipe and reinstall factory OS i get a pop up Disc must be booted in UEFI same with full system restore.... So i cantact Acer/Gateway and they ask me if im running multiple partitions and that i need to send my cpu in to be fixed and that it will cost me more then i payed for it to fix it...... So if anyone can help me to do this myself i would really appreciate it its driveing me crazy and i cant afford to send it in


Are you booting from the 'system disk' that Gateway sent you?

The crap Win7 install your friend did may have screwed up the partitioning. Get a boot CD such as DBAN, and blow away everything on that drive.
Boot from the System disk you got from Gateway and see what happens.

And never let that 'friend' touch your PC again.
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