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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gordonha, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. gordonha

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    was given Gateway solo 5300
    installed win xp pro
    had trouble with sound
    downloaded drivers and did not install them correctly
    now start up is on a loop
    cannot get laptop to boot
    cannot get to anyplace to to insert inst, to fix
    HELP!!
     
  2. gordonha

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    Will get to black start up with choices but will not boot up to any of choices
     
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    I would try rebooting and pressing F8 and select last known good configuration; good luck.
     
  5. gordonha

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    Have rebooted many times and machine will not acknowledge A: or D: drives. cannot get past start up screen.
     
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    I have used this option and all other choices and still cannot get boot up.
     
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    run the check on the hard drive
     
  10. gordonha

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    If I replace the hard drive would it fix the problem?
     
  11. dai

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    check the drive before making that decision
     
  12. gordonha

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    exactly how do I check the drive. I cannot get to anyplace to type instructions. When I restart the pc it does not go to setup. It just goes to the startup screen and stops.
     
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    Finally got the BSOD message and it is "unmountable volume" . Now what the heck is that?
     
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    Finally got disk diognostic load on cd and inserted into laptop but laptop bypasses even after bios set as first
     
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