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It appears the .Hal file is missing or corrupted. You can restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps: Turn OFF the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction. NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.

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Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Jun 06, 2018

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Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015

The way to restore Gateways is to hold down the ALT Key and repeatedly hitting f10 then it should bring you to a boot sequence screen then choose the HDD and then hold down ALT and repeatedly hit f10 again that should promt the restore feature for gateway. If that doesnt work the only way to do it is to boot into windows and run the eRecovery program.

Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Mar 15, 2015

Contact Gateway, if you can prove ownership they may be able to assist you.

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Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Feb 11, 2015

There is a button at top of keypad (one of f keys that turns touch pad on and off) try that first.

Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on May 30, 2014

Looks like an overheating problem.....to fix this you will need to take it apart and reflow the graphic card with heat so as to be able to resit the graphic card on the board.
Overheating occurs when there is not enough air going through the air vent of the laptop. Can be clogged if place on a couch or sofa's. Need to be placed on a plain hard surface and also you could get a cooling pad to place the laptop on to avoid such issues.

The two videos below should give you an idea of how to reflow the graphic card of any laptop (can use a hair dryer with a bigger watt ).

Let me know what happens next. Good luck

Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on May 18, 2014

Black Screen of Death - BSoD Black Screen of Death or BSoD computer dictionary definition and information.
Dead or black pixels. Information about dead or black pixels on a lcd or computer display. ... Determining how many dead pixels are on the screen.

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Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Dec 04, 2013

I think there is no backlight button in any lcd monitors on any laptop. If it's dark, time to buy a replacement lcd screen.

Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Nov 04, 2013

I have just re-imaged a Gateway 450 ROG for a friend of mine on the website the audio driver is found (http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn&param=3501353) under the heading Sound Downloads. This unzips a list of files C:\cabs\9520522
stac97(security catalog)
stac97(control panel extension)
stac97 (setup information)
stac97(system file)
1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance.
3. In Performance and Maintenance, click the System icon.
4. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
5. In Device Manager, click the plus sign (+) next to Other Devices, and then double-click Multimedia Audio Controller.
6. In the Multimedia Audio Controller Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver.
7. In the Hardware Update Wizard dialog box, click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
8. In the next dialog box, click Search for the best driver in these locations, and then click Include this location in the search.
9. In the text box, type: C:\CABS\9520522. Click Next.
10. Click Finish.
Now once installed sound only comes from using the headphone jack, the external speakers get a little sound if the volume is turned up to maximum.

Hope this helps

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Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Jul 24, 2013

Cookies are files created by websites you've visited to store browsing information, such as your site preferences or profile information. It's important to be aware of your cookie settings because cookies can allow sites to track your navigation during your visit to those sites.
To adjust the permission level for cookies obtained from sites you visit, follow these steps (for Windows):
  1. Click the Tools chrome_toolsmenu.gif menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the Under the Hood tab and find the "Privacy" section.
  4. In the "Cookie settings" menu, select one of the following:
    • "Allow all cookies"
      This is the default setting in Google Chrome. This option lets first-party and third-party websites set and receive cookies on webpages you visit. First-party cookies are set by the site you're visiting. Third-party cookies are set by sites that have items embedded in the site you're visiting, such as ads, videos, or images. When you next visit the site, first-party and third-party cookies are sent back to the respective sites.
    • "Restrict how third-party cookies can be used"
      First-party cookies are set by the site you're visiting. Third-party cookies, from sites that have items -- such as ads, videos, or images -- embedded in the site you're visiting, are not set. When you next visit the site, first-party cookies are sent back to the site. Third-party cookies would only be sent if you've explicitly visited those third-party sites in the past.
    • "Block all cookies"
      Prevent all cookies from being set by first-party and third-party sites. This will prevent most sites that require you to sign in from working.
  5. Click Close.

Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Jun 21, 2013

u can buy pcmia sound blaster x fi sound card ok way nicer sound also to headphones ect soudn slike onbord died

Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Feb 26, 2013

This computer is ancient. You could buy a refurbished computer for $80 and it would still be at least 4 times better than this computer. Just buy a new computer.

Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Feb 02, 2013

Google the Type HDD and the size you want. Ebay is one option.

Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Jan 08, 2013

Click "Start" on your Windows desktop. Navigate through "All Programs" and "Gateway." Click on "Gateway Recovery Management."

Click "Restore" when the Gateway Recovery Management window pops up, which will take the system back to the default factory specifications.

A box will pop up asking for confirmation, click "Yes" and then "Start." You may have to enter a password as well, but only if your particular Gateway had a password set.

Wait for the computer to restart. A "Restore from factory default" box will appear, requiring you to click "Next" twice in a row. Click "OK" in the box that appears next, and wait for the hard drive partition to be created.

The factory default installation will then be moved over to the hard drive.

Click "OK" in the box that appears and wait for a second Gateway restart.

Several minutes will pass as Windows "starts for the first time."

When restarting finally finishes, a "Set Up Windows" dialog box will appear. Click "Next," followed by checking the license agreement box, and then "Next" again.

Enter a user name and picture, if desired, and a computer name. Also, customize the background wallpaper for your desktop, optionally. Click "Next."

Click "Use Recommended Settings" on the Protect Windows-based dialog box that pops up.

Set your correct date and time settings in the next box. Select your location in the following screen. Click "Next," followed by "Start" to finish.

Wait while Windows checks for your individual Gateway computer specifications and adjusts accordingly.

This will likely take several minutes, so leaving your computer for a short time is fine.

Windows will then prepare your hardware and finish your Gateway restoration process, including the installation of Gateway Recovery Management.

Once completed, your Gateway is good to go and ready at factory settings.

hope this helps

Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Sep 21, 2012

You can download the audio and device drivers for your model Gateway laptop from this WEB site. Make sure you select your model laptop and the correct Windows drivers. Click on this link to download the drivers: -

Gateway 450ROG... | Answered on Sep 20, 2012

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