Originally Posted by johnnobts
tried my restore dvd, not on there. also tried the audio driver from the gateway website, didn't fix the buttons either.
Looks like your bet best would be to re-install back to Factory State w/ your Restore DVD, that's if you want that fuction to ever work again, and before you delete the recovery partition again, make sure you make a Drivers CD
also, you didn't have to re-format the whole drive, you could have just deleted the recovery parttiton, and re-sized the drive, that way all of the functions still would have been left intact..................and if you didn't get a Full Factory Restore DVD w/ your p-6831FX you can order one from Gateway, but, it will cost you the shipping, and they run about 20 bucks....every Gateway I ever bought, I ordered a Full Factory Recovery Restore DVD in case I ever run into any problems, and it has always worked for me........this is also helpful if you ever want to sell your Notebook