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jeverett

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Yeah., I'm gonna wear this site out it seems like. Im building a new computer w/ a Gateway MB, AMD 1300MHz, and so forth and so on, well when I hooked everything up, turned it on, the Gateway screen comes up, then nothing but a blinking cursor in the left top of the screen. The floppy disk access light stays on. I've changed the BIOS jumper to configure the BIOS, and it boots up just fine, but after you power-down and change the jumper back, same old cursor at the top of the screen bit. I have uplugged every drive xcept the HDD, and then it just stays on the initial Gateway boot screen. What else is there to do??
 
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i'm not sure if i understand exactly your question- are you having trouble getting into the bios?
 
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Hi jeverett,
First off, take the ribbon cable from the floppy drive turn it around and plug it back in. That should take care of the light staying on. Not sure what you mean by " BIOS jumper"??
Are you using a Gateway restore disk??
Have you installed the OS ??
What OS are you trying to install??
After you turn the cable around try booting with a boot floppy, set your partitions and install the OS.

 

jeverett

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The jumper im talking about is the one that you can use to reset the password if necessary. All I did is move it over one pin and it booted into the setup, there I could configure everything and then after saving and exiting, it told me to move the jumper back to its original location and re-start. I did all of this, but the machine still stops at the flashing cursor just past the Gateway logo. The hard drive is one I had in a previous machine with WIN2K installed on it. I am not using a Gateway restore disk, and I'm not really wanting to re-format if possible because I have about 10G of stuff that I really dont need to loose and I didnt have any media big enough to store it all on.
 
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