In the Recovery is complete window, click Finish. I think I can get somewhere with this system, but I am not sure what I need to push to try to get there. I put in the system restore disc and it still didn't load. I gave up on the system because life has just been too busy. It has Windows Xp Pro with sp2. I saw some search engine threads mentioning F1 or 2 in my case it was F2. So I took it in to geek squad and they told me to order a recovery disc set from Gateway.
Note: The Administrator account is disabled by default. And the issue is more prominent with Windows 8. I know plenty of Dell, Gateway, and Acer models that have this issue. In the All data will be lost window, select Yes, and then click Next. I don't remember what key the boot menu was.
Don't compare one Dell model with another, that's why they're different models, all specs aren't the same. It has Windows Xp Pro with sp2. Use seatools for dos to make the cd. Turn off the computer, using the normal Windows shut down process. I'm in dire need of help. What is your computer model? In the Gateway Recovery Center window, click Next.
I can return the laptop to them in the condition that it is in, but it will not update any more, and I do not feel that it would be fair to return it if the version of windows that is installed will expire in September. This may take a few minutes. If you can download seatools, it can test most hard drives. Press Esc to return to the top menu. When i go into bios i can not disable any of the boot options to force it to boot from cd. The only thing that has been changed was the battery.
Does anyone have any ideas? If it works, post it and let everyone else know about the 'Morse Code' method. I still think that there should be an easier way to go about all this in the case like this where the hdd crashed and the recovery partition was out of the question. If you just need to do a recovery you should be able to do it from the recovery partition if it has one by pressing a button when you boot up. Any suggestions on what is happening and how can I fix this? The computer worked fine until I tried to re-format. Pressing F12 during boot does not bring up the boot order menu. I am going to make recovery cds so that in case this happens again, I don't get stuck. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 1 Aug 22, 2018 1 Jun 14, 2018 1 Mar 9, 2018 3 Dec 10, 2017 1 Oct 4, 2017 2 Mar 11, 2016 1 Feb 17, 2016 1 Nov 21, 2015 1 Aug 11, 2015 1 Jun 11, 2015 5 May 15, 2015 1 Jan 25, 2015 0 Dec 23, 2014 3 Dec 1, 2014 1 Nov 1, 2014 1 May 24, 2014 2 May 16, 2014 1 Jan 13, 2013 2 Aug 10, 2012 1 Feb 23, 2012.
I would try the long generic test. The hard drive took a dump and now only makes lots of clicking noises. Power your computer on, please hold the F1 key. If i remove the hard drive it will attempt to boot from network of course with no luck. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the appropriate keyboard layout, and then click Next.
Some systems will stall at the initial screen from holding a key down, and some may stall from repeatedly tapping. Plus I knew the computer was originally only win 8, not 8. I was bought the laptop for my bday and was going to stop on way home for disc to make my start up in the mean time while I was gone, it was turned on and updates were being done. The Advanced Boot Options menu opens. I am having this same problem.
Once bios enter then let go!! Hi all, I'm having a problem and was hoping I might find some help here My brother's computer is basically a dead duck in the water. The Windows partition is formatted and Windows is installed. All the best Brett This is my problem. Completely black and nothing loads from there. When the Gateway logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to get into bios. Anyone know what the problem is? Most likely wouldn't work if that part of the mother board has been damaged or stopped working. There has to be a post screen all computers have them, especially older computers like this one.
Now when you reboot you will see the options for F2 for bios or F12 for boot selection. If it passes a short, then try the longer version. Bios will boot, but after that- it's just a black screen. Remember before you start to reformat be sure to have all the drivers needed. I ended up getting a new hard drive for the computer, and it is up and running.