How to Wipe A Gateway Laptop Clean – 2 Methods Included

Many Gateway laptop users will ask, how to wipe Gateway laptop clean? You can find two ways in this article. One is to use Microsoft's own tool, and the other is to use powerful third-party erasure software.


By Yuka Updated on December 29, 2022

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Scenario: How to Reset My Gateway Laptop?

“I was just given a MX6436 Gate way laptop and I want to wipe this laptop clean, but I have no disc to reformat it. What should I do? How to wipe a Gateway laptop clean? ”

The reasons why users want to wipe their Gateway laptops vary from person to person. Some users are having problems with their laptops and want to get their devices back to factory settings. For an average user, will find it difficult to secure their Gateway laptop during a factory reset. In fact, the whole process can be so easy that users can even restore the factory settings of their Gateway laptops without a password.

Some users may also want to try to delete files from their hard drive to get more free space. But they don't want the deleted files to be found. Or, they need to clean the hard drive for reuse. So how to wipe a Gateway laptop clean? Here are two ways for you, so read on to find out more!

How to Wipe A Gateway Laptop Clean Easily?

Next, you will learn two methods to teach you how to reset your Gateway laptop. You can choose the one that best suits your situation.

Solution 1: Restore Gateway Laptop to Factory Settings without Password

The first method can teach you how to reset a Gateway laptop without password, you just need to read the following steps carefully.

  1. Start your Gateway laptop, click the Power button while holding down the Shift key, and then select Restart. And after your laptop reboots, you will see the following options. You need to select Troubleshoot.


  1. Under the Troubleshoot list, you will see the new option to click Reset this PC to wipe a Gateway laptop clean.

Reset this PC

  1. In the next window, click Remove everything to factory reset Gateway laptop without password.

Keep My Files or Remove Everything

When your Gateway laptop restart again, all the files and data will be wiped. This solution can be very useful and easy to operate.

Solution 2. Wipe A Gateway Laptop Clean with Third-Party Software

You can use the method above to restore your Gateway laptop to factory settings. Here, to wipe your Gateway laptop clean, we highly recommend you to use AOMEI Backupper, a software that will help you wipe your hard drive clean in an easy way.

It is designed for all Windows PCs, including Windows 11/10/8.1/8/8/7/Vista/XP. Before you securely erase your Gateway laptop, see what this software has to offer.

  • Delete partitions or entire discs. You can delete selected partitions or delete unallocated space to free up space. Deleted data will not be recovered.
  • Wipe USB drives, hard drives and SD cards. All brands of disks are supported, including Intel, Western Digital, Samsung and SanDisk.
  • Create bootable media in advance to help you successfully boot your computer in case of an accident.
  • Multiple secure erase methods, such as DoD 52220.22-M (with 7 passes) or Gutmann (with 35 passes).

Below you can follow the steps shown to learn how to wipe a Gateway laptop clean using AOMEI Backupper.

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  1. Connect the Intel SSD you want to erase to your computer and make sure it can be detected. Launch AOMEI Backupper on your computer. Click "Tools" on the left panel and select "Disk Wipe" on the right.

Disk Wipe

  1. You will then be asked to select the type of wipe you want. If you want to erase everything on your Intel SSD, select "Wipe Disk" to delete all partitions and clear all sectors on the disk.

Choose Wipe Disk

  1. Select the hard drive you want to wipe data and click "Next" to continue.

Choose Disk

  1. On the Wiping Method page, choose Fill sectors with Zero. Then click "Start" to begin the zero filling process. You can also choose other erasure methods according to your needs.

Start Wipe

  1. You will then be taken to the erase process page. If you want to stop the process, you can click Cancel in the right corner. When the operation is complete, click Finish.



This article shows you two ways to teach you how to wipe Gateway laptop clean. The first one is to use Microsoft's own tool - Reset this PC. The second one is to use a safe and reliable third-party software - AOMEI Backupper Professional. But according to some users, the reset PC function sometimes does not work, such as “There was a problem resetting your PC”. In this comparison, the second method is more suitable for long-term use.

Yuka · Editor
Yuka, our dedicated editor at AOMEI Technology, is committed to bringing you valuable insights and guidance in data protection. Her mission is to empower everyone with her knowledge in computer backup and recovery, disk cloning, file synchronization, and more. Yuka's goal is to do her best to make complex tech tasks simple and ensure that your digital world remains safe and secure.