You will be asked several times to confirm that you want to proceed. Is there anything that I haven't already done that I can try? When I tried to start it again, the power comes on, the cd drive turns, then nothing. If Windows Starts and Blue Screens or Freezes If Windows crashes or blue screens on you every time it boots, you may be facing a hardware or software problem. So good luck and lemme know what happens. Gateway stopped supplying drivers in 2006 and 2007.
It was a pleasure and if I could give you points or something, I would very much be glad to. You can order new recovery discs from Gateway. If so, maybe you'll get an error message that will somewhat explain what's going on. There has to be a post screen all computers have them, especially older computers like this one. I tried starting in safe mode. This includes user name and password information.
Also no need to post your thread more than once over a period of 45 min. I am like other people, I have important stuff I cannot afford to loose. Click Next and follow wizard to restore laptop to default settings. It will allow you to try to restore your system to a time when it was working properly. Of course it went into a loop of the same bios, cursor, etc.
The restore process can take up to an hour to complete. To determine whether the problem is related to a user account, password, or local profile, create another user account if you have the required permissions , and then log on to that account to see whether the problem is resolved. I have tried hitting the F8, F2, F10 and nothing happens. I have also tried draining the charge by removing the battery and then hold the power button for 60s. I can't read, then goes back to the windows didn't start normally and choose an option. Durring this I got a warning saying the reset failed.
Is it possible this is the same info that Best Buy did for me when I purchased the computer or is mine just going to wipe out my stuff and put it back to factory. Then, use a shared network drive to install the program from the downloaded installation package on this other computer onto the repaired computer. Attached are the files asked for in the posting instructions. The reinstallation took about 30 minutes and did not require the installation disk. This was of great comfort to my friend in that he had many years worth of church records, sermons, Bible studies and Sunday School lessons on that machine. Are your speakers connected and powered up? That's a totally separate thing.
If, as Derek suggested earlier, it is booting up then the screen must be blanking out for some reason. Therefore, you will have to use a computer that has a functional Web browser to download the Internet Explorer 7 installation package. I have read that Window's updates can do this but I don't know if it had updated during her last use. Once started it will go no further than the the bios and blinking cursor then a never ending loop of this same symptom. Press a key when prompted.
It tried F8 and it would beep but show nothing. So yesterday I decided to reset my laptop to factory settings and delete everything off of it for a fresh start. Be careful, as one of those programs may have been what was causing the problem! So I turn it on and the Gateway splash screen comes and goes, the progress bar reaches about 80% and the screen goes dark for about 30 seconds, then goes to black. Hardware may require a component replaced, but a software issue can be a much more immediate fix, since it may just require a simple operating system repair. Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks When I tap the F2 key repeatedly I don't get the logo or No Signal on the monitor. The factory reset process may take a while, and losing power in the middle can cause serious problems. Restoring the computer doesn't fix the problem.
I broke the screen to my Gateway so I gave it to a friend to replace. If the computer encounters errors while attempting to perform startup repair or reinstall Windows, or the reinstall process works properly and you encounter the same errors afterwards, you likely have a hardware problem. This condition occurs because of missing or damaged program files after you make changes or updates to your computer or programs. Modern versions of Windows are better at recovering from this sort of thing. Repeated this a couple times, with no change so I did a hard shut down.
Based on what you are telling us here, the main board probably needs to be replaced. So I lucked out there but couple months down the road it did the same thing and I am stuck with the same problem again. These settings include the following Computer name? I have tried connecting it to another monitor to exclude monitor problem. Click Next and follow wizard to restore laptop to default settings. Try a little formatting by breaking it up into paragraphs next time. I get one beep and no lights on my tower. And my router does have the latest full version on firewall.