Gateway W350I Laptop Specs & Troubleshooting

gateway w350i model


Gateway W350I laptop is an easily portable light-weight laptop that can be the best-suit for students who would want a laptop that is easy to carry and has high-end specifications. This laptop comes with the Intel Core processor which can handle most of the tasks without any lag. Its huge battery and abundant storage provide the user with the best-in-class experience. At this price point, this laptop provides an excellent graphics and a high-performance RAM. Some of its key features are listed below.

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 processor
  • 11.1 volts, 4800 mAH, 6 cells battery
  • Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) OS
  • 250GB Western Digital storage

Tech – Specifications


This laptop is inbuilt with 4098MB DDR SDRAM which is clocked at 667MHz speed.

intel processor

It is powered by 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 processor which provides a flawless performance.


It has a 6-cell Lithium-ion battery having a capacity of 4800 mAH and 11.1 volts.

lap display

Its stunning display is a 14.1-inch 1280*800 pixels resolution which can display rich colors.

Configuration Support

Driver Support

If you want the hardware components of your Gateway W350I Laptop to function properly with the Operating System installed on your laptop, then you need to install the drivers for your laptop. The Driver button that is provided below will take you to the driver download page where you can enter the product details of your laptop and download the Gateway laptop support drivers. Only after you install the drivers successfully on your laptop, you will be able to use it effectively.

When you upgrade the Operating system on your laptop, then the drivers that you have already installed on your laptop will become incompatible. You will have to install the updated drivers that are compatible with the OS that you have installed on your laptop to resolve this issue. You can find the compatible drivers for various Operating Systems that can be installed on your laptop in the Driver link that is provided below. To avoid any further malfunctions, make sure you install the entire Gateway laptop support drivers.


Manual Support

The link provided below will let you download the user manual for the Gateway 350I laptop model. Download the manual and make sure you go through it clearly. It contains all the information regarding your laptop. It also has pictorial representations for your easy understanding. It is provided in a simple language for everyone to understand it without any difficulty. Whatever queries you have, make sure that you have looked up at it in the user manual for Gateway laptop tech support.

The Gateway Laptop Technical Support provided in the user manual contains in-detail clear-cut instructions ion a step-by-step manner for to make it easy to follow. It covers instructions on many topics like setting up your laptop, installing the drivers, software support, applications download, recovery disk creation and restoring the laptop to its factory settings and so on. It also has some of the troubleshooting techniques for the common issues that users face during the operation of the laptop.

Gateway W350I Laptop Top Issues

How to Factory Reset Gateway W350i Laptop

Before you proceed with the reset process, it is recommended that you take a backup of all the important files from your laptop. On your Gateway laptop, you will find the search area, in which type Recovery and search for it. Click on Gateway Recovery Management option from the search results. Then go to Get Started > Remove everything > Just remove my files option and click on Reset. This will remove all the data and settings present on your Gateway laptop and set it back to the factory settings.

Downgrade to windows 7

Downgrade to Windows 7

Make use of this Gateway W350i laptop support to know how to downgrade your laptop to Windows 7. Once you have installed a higher version of Windows on your laptop, and you wish to downgrade to Windows 7 version, then you can do so by using a bootable disk of Windows 7 to install it on your gateway laptop. Sometimes, the drivers installed on your laptop might be incompatible with the Windows 7 OS. Hence, you might want to download the upgraded drivers from our website that are compatible with Windows 7.

Gateway Won’t Turn ON

Sometimes, if the charger that came with your Gateway laptop is faulty, then your laptop may not be able to turn on. Try charging it with a different charger. You can try hard resetting your laptop. Remove the battery and AC adapter, hold down the power button for 30 seconds. If it doesn’t resolve the issue, then it indicates that the motherboard of your laptop is faulty. Contact the manufacturer to know how to resolve this issue.

Windows Password Recovery

To create a password recovery disk, type, search and open the Create a password reset disk option. A new setup window will open. Insert a USB or SD card into your laptop. Now you have to follow the onscreen prompts to successfully create the password reset disk on Gateway W350i Laptop. This disk is required when you forget your Windows login credentials, without which you will not be able to access your Windows account, which in turn will create a lot of issues for you.

Reset Windows Password

Resetting your Windows password on your Gateway laptop is easy if you have got your Password Recovery disk with you. Insert the Password Recovery disk into the laptop and click on the Reset Password button. Then click on the Password Reset Disk option on our laptop. Now you will be asked to enter your new password. It will also prompt you with a password hint. This hint will be useful when you have forgotten your password in the future. After setting up your new password, click on the Finish button to complete the setup process.

Gateway Laptop Black Screen

There are many occurrences where the users have complained that their Gateway laptop is displaying a black screen. To resolve this, follow this Gateway W350i laptop tech support. Turn off and disconnect the power supply and the battery. Also, disconnect all the peripherals connected to your laptop. Now hold down the power button for a minute and see if it is turning on and functioning properly. If not, then reconnect it to the power supply without the battery and hold down the power button for 60 seconds. If it’s still not resolved then make sure you contact the manufacturer to get it resolved.

gateway cmos battery replacement

Gateway cmos Battery Replacement

Before you replace the CMOS battery of your laptop, make sure that you take a note of all the customizations that you have made on the old BIOS because replacing the CMOS will reset the BIOS settings to the factory defaults. By removing the laptop’s access panel, you can find the CMOS battery. Disconnect the power supply before you remove the access panel. Now replace the existing CMOS battery with the new one. Make sure you place it in the same orientation as the old one. Then close the access panel, connect your laptop to the power supply and turn it on.

Gateway Hard Drive Removal

Hard drives are easily damaged by physical movements. Hence take utmost care to keep it safe. You can access the hard drive your laptop by removing the rear enclosure of your Gateway W350i laptop. You can remove it by unscrewing it. Keep the screws safe as they are difficult to be replaced with new ones once they are lost. After removing the rear enclosure, make sure you remove only the hard drive carefully without damaging the other parts inside your laptop.

Upgrade to Windows 10

You can upgrade your Gateway laptop to Windows 10 easily. But doing so might cause some of your drivers to become non-functional as they may be incompatible with higher versions of Windows. Hence make sure that you update the drivers on your laptop once you have upgraded to Windows 10. You can update the drivers using the Windows Device Manager which can be accessed using the search box in the Start menu of your laptop or by replacing it with a modern high-end graphics card.

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 Gateway W350i Laptop Not Booting

  1. In case you find that your Gateway W350i laptop doesn’t boot past the Windows screen, then you can resolve it by accessing the Windows Automatic Repair Screen and performing a factory Reset operation.
  2. Turn off your laptop and turn it on again. Now turn it off again once the laptop screen starts loading. To turn off your laptop every time, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
  3. After you repeat this process for 2 or 3 times, a new window titled Automatic Repair Screen will appear. Now allow your laptop to load this window completely.
  4. If you do not wish to lose your data, then click on Refresh option in the Advanced options in the Troubleshooting section.
  5. If you want to erase the data on your laptop, then click on the Reset your PC option. Now you have to simply follow the onscreen prompts to resolve the booting issue.

Unable to Connect to Wifi

Go to Start > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Wireless Network. Here you can follow the onscreen prompts to set up a new wifi connection for Gateway W350i Laptop. If you are facing any issues with the wireless connectivity, then make sure that the security settings of your router and laptop are matching. If not, then set the security settings on your laptop to match with those of your router.

Network Connection Issues

If the Gateway laptop support network adapter drivers that are installed on your laptop are outdated, then you might face issues while connecting your laptop to the network. Try to resolve this issue by updating the network adapter drivers. Otherwise, uninstall the driver, restart the laptop and then reinstall the driver. Make use of the Device Manager on your laptop to do the same.

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Installing and Uninstalling Software programs

If you wish to install any new software on your Gateway w350i laptop, then you simply have to install the software installation disk into the laptop and begin the installation process. The installation wizard will open. Proceed with the onscreen prompts to install the software successfully on your laptop.

In case you wish to uninstall a software on your Gateway W350i laptop, then you can make use of the Control Panel on your laptop. Go to Start > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program. Then click on the software or application which you wish to uninstall from your laptop and select the Uninstall option.