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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!!
 

gordonha

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Will get to black start up with choices but will not boot up to any of choices
 

MichaelJD

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I would try rebooting and pressing F8 and select last known good configuration; good luck.
 

gordonha

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Have rebooted many times and machine will not acknowledge A: or D: drives. cannot get past start up screen.
 

gordonha

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I have used this option and all other choices and still cannot get boot up.
 

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.
 

gordonha

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Finally got the BSOD message and it is "unmountable volume" . Now what the heck is that?
 

gordonha

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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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