Question about Gateway PC Desktops
I found this detailed instide view on Gateway's support website. I must say that this instructional support site is extremely well put together. Hope this helps. Best Regards, -md
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
Normally installing the os on a different mechine, and then putting into another pc dosent work.
If the hardrive is the oringinal drive, which came with the system, and you want to install xp on, you will have to use a dos disk with fdisk on it, delete all partitions on the drive and create a new partition, then start loading windows, it will give you the option to format the drive for nt(ntfs) file system and setup windows.
If you do that and it still gives you protecting files error, you will have to take the side panel of the computer tower, unplug from the mains and take the cmos battery out for about 30 secs, put the battery back in, plug in the mains and reboot the computer, start loading windows again
Hope this helps and post back if you need further assistance.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
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before you tear into all that hardware stuff please first try this. Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
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SOURCE: the PC shuts down randomly.
It's nearly certainly a psu issue . Replace it by a more powerfull one .
A defective fan ( CPU or general ) could also cause malfunction . Check this first .
Download Speccy to have control on temperatures and all functionning devices : http://download.cnet.com/Speccy/3000-2094_4-75181811.html
Best regards .
Posted on Mar 17, 2011
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