Gateway LT41P - Unmountable Boot System

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    Gateway LT41P Notebook,
    Running Windows 10, 32 bit

    Got the BOSD, Went through the Auto Repair. no good
    Trying to get to Bios. To try to use System Repair CD
    After restart I tapped on Function keys during reboot e.g. F8, F11, F10, ESC, & DEL keys all on separate reboots. Still cannot get to BIOS.

    Anyone know how?
     
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    Try to f2 key Immediately after pressing the power button keep tapping the F2 KEY
     
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    Actually I found out that by holding the F2 function key while pressing the power button brings it right up...

    Thanks
     
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    My problem now is automatic repair does not help.
    Automatically Repair does not work
    Using Alt F10 does not open the Recovery Window

    I am trying to restore factory setting as a last result.

    Am I screwed?
     
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    You still have options.

    Firstly try F12 OR F8

    I take it you have not got a backup disk or installation disk to hand

    Get this program Microsoft-Windows-ISO-Download-Tool, it will allow you to
    download a full operating system iso that you can put on to a flash drive.

    You can then do a windows repair.

    http://www.freewarefiles.com/Microsoft-Windows-ISO-Download-Tool_program_107698.html
     
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    Thank you very much.
    No I had not created a BKUP and my OS is factory installed with out disks provided.
    After I download the image file. Will I be able to boot from usb after setting it for initial recognition.
    will the Laptop be able to recognize it for recovery purposes?
     
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    You will need to either invoke the F12 function in the bios or from the bios
    settings choose to boot from the flash drive.

    The iso file will need to be installed onto the flash drive.

    When in the instructions menu of the booted flash drive you will need to
    choose advanced settings and then choose repair/recover.

    Note the iso is a full install and recovery file for windows.

    This program could be of help it's called rufus it will help you install the
    iso onto the flash drive

    Here's the link:

    http://www.freewarefiles.com/search...y=RUFUS&type=All+Categories&B1=&boolean=exact

    When your fully up and working find a program on line called Backupper and back up your system.
     
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