Insert the multimedia cable to its connector on the multimedia board, then close the clip to lock the cable in place. Then, it should boot normally again the next time you power it up. To test the memory: Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. Puppy is very light on resources, so you will quickly notice it is much speedier than you are used to. I suppose one could also try using Google to find instructions by including the specific Gateway model number in the search query.
This makes me think that something is soldered poorly and the heat allows it to move back into place. This factory restore utility is accessed from within the Windows desktop. Unplug, remove battery, hold power button for 30 seconds and then put the battery back and restart. Press the Gateway PowerSave key again to return to your previous settings. Presently downloading the Linux links you advised, they seem to be downloading rather slowly, but in another 6-7hrs, I should have a few more options and a flashdrive to put them on. Need it to study for finals - all my information is stored on this laptop. Press the front panel on all sides until it snaps into place.
Warning: Do not work with the notebook resting on your lap. Thanks for the detailed answer--great advice. Wait for the computer to finish the restore process. Make sure that switch is set to Unlock Position. If he uses a usb stick to boot that may not be helpful because you can't hear a usb stick spinning up. Unfortunately, when I tried rebooting again, I got the blue screen.
When I power it on, the blue power light comes on and the battery charge light comes on, fan runs but nothing else boots up. You are welcome Thanks for the update, try removing the memory and powering up the notebook to see if you get any error beeps. I will try to keep this article updated. I know there is a recovery partition because I was just going to reinstall the os and then I saw it listed under the partitions and it was even named recovery. Disconnect this cable first before pulling the cover away from the palm rest assembly.
Jim Cockfield wrote: That sounds like it's just a corrupted hibernate file to me. If you are not very good at computers, you would need to take your computer to a computer maintenance and repair shop, or local tech support facility, and have them perform the password recovery. Important Indicates information that is important to know for the proper completion of a procedure, choice of an option, or completing a task. It would not come out of hibernation or at least that what I assumed. Insert the tabs on the front side of the keyboard cover into the slots located on the top corners of the palm rest assembly, then press down on the back part. I was able to access the recovery screens from the shortcut bootup, but when I went to select the restore to factory defaults, it gave me the hard drive not in factory default error.
Safe Mode Safe Mode with networking Safe mode with command prompt Enable Boot Logging Enable low-resolution video 640x480 Last known good configuration advanced Directory services Restore Mode Debugging Mode Disable automatic restard on system failure. Should I just reinstall a fresh os and find the drivers myself? This function allows the user to Enabled create a hidden partition on the hard drive to store the operation system. This I have tried on a Desktop System; you may try… I assume u r using xp, try this when u start the window, before the screen window pop up keep press the F2 key, then u will see the screen set up, look for the security and use arrow cursor to go into the and select the set user password, try to renew yr password, remember at this level the mouse is not working u can only use arrow key and enter If you mean unlock it for use in general, then a product key that was provided when the copy of windows was bought is required. Notebook Recovery — Restore keys Acer 1. If using checkdisk or scandisk and find errors of any kind then it is time for a new drive. Posted on Apr 27, 2011 At startup, before Windows starts to boot.
I hate gateway their support was useless. Slide the battery release latch a , then remove the battery out of the notebook b. This works for about every make Iv had issues with. The module is keyed so it can only be inserted in one direction. If you do not have the password at all there is ways of bypassing this but it should only be attempted by advanced users. Microsoft sells only the current operating system, but you can still find copies of Windows 7 and Windows Vista on , and.
Lay the cooling assembly down in an upright position to avoid tainting your work space with thermal grease. This works for about every make Iv had issues with. When you do determine the correct key combo, please post back here, it will help others with the same question. Release the Bluetooth module from the tabs securing it. I did this before the following scenario took place.
Detach the bezel from the old optical drive. From there follow the on-screen instructions to restore the laptop to factory defaults, it should take about half an hour but could be longer. Off G3 All devices in the notebook are turned off completely. I can't find the document now but Gateway has a procedure that included taking the battery out. Note that there might be some other Puppy distros on the page such as Slacko Puppy , but you need Lucid Puppy lupu , the Ubuntu-based one. Could it just be a power setting that I have to change or does it sound like something is slowly failing? I used it during the day and left it sitting plugged in with battery , it went to sleep mode again and would not turn on same symptoms as before. My computer has had sporatic blue screens at the end of windows 7 bootup.
Gateway Here are the Gateway Recovery Instructions. I tried calling that number and it kept hanging up. Turn the laptop off and then restart it. If it was a software issue then you would typically get a boot loop where it randomly reboots during startup, or the system would simply hang. Remove the modem board screw. .