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My laptop turns off ramdombly some times it last one hour on. sometimes only 1 minute its a laptop gateway 7330gz with windows xp home problem is i had a virus so i decided to do a restore with back up files, but the computer frooze mid way into the process and now i cant even log on to windows

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Try installing a fresh copy of Windows XP Home and update your antivirus. Avast is a free antivirus that is robust enough to get rid most of high threat viruses.

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I need gateway 7330gz video driver vista or Win 7


There are none...sorry, don't think ever will be, only XP is supported, you could try XP SP2 compatibility mode, it may work?

Feb 27, 2010 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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RECOVERING GATEWAY LAPTOP WITH RESTORE DISC WE BOUGHT BUT IT FREEZES WHEN IT GETS TO THE WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION SECTION


I grabbed this from another site. It worked fantastic, give it a try and it might fix your problem, I know it helped me tones after spending nearly 2 days playing with a similar sounding problem as yours.

URL: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/582490-freezing-during-full-system-restore.html


Gateway Laptop Freezes during System Restore
Had the same problem, turns out it's a well known issue to Gateway and Microsoft it's due to "SpeedStep" and it must be disabled. Here's the chat log with Gateway tech support:

do these steps to disable SpeedStep in the BIOS Setup Utility and then run System Restore again on your computer.
1. Turn on the computer and begin pressing the F2 key in one-second intervals. If you perform this step correctly, you see the BIOS Setup Utility menu. If Windows loads normally, repeat this step.

2. In the BIOS Setup Utility, press the RIGHT ARROW key to select the Advanced menu.

3. On the Advanced menu, change the Intel SpeedStep setting from Enabled to Disabled.

4. Press the RIGHT ARROW key to select the Exit menu.

5. On the Exit menu, select Save Changes and Exit

6. Restart the computer and run System Restore.

7. After completing the restore, download and install the Critical Update for Windows XP (KB885626) package from the Microsoft Web site.

8. Once the KB885626 package is installed, re-enable Intel SpeedStep in the BIOS Setup Utility.

Myself...I am not going to turn SpeedStep back on it caused me enough time and hassle that I don't want to take a chance that it will screw something else up.
Hope that helps anybody that finds this issue too. I got here by Googling but didn't find a fix anywhere on the net until I chatted w/ Gateway. And if the Laptop was not under warranty, they wouldn't have talked to me. Sad that it's a well know issues and one cannot even search their site for "a known issue"
Good Luck!
Mike

Jan 23, 2010 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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Gateway 7330gz will only run few seconds then turn off


Remove the battery and run off of the A/C power adapter without the battery installed.

If it works, the battery is just discharged too much. After Windows settles, insert the battery and let it charge.


Sep 09, 2009 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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My gateway 7330GZ with windows xp doesn't se my dvd-rw drive


un-install the drivers,then re-install after first restarting the unit.
if that does not work,replace the drive with a new one.

Jan 31, 2009 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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I have a Gateway 7330GZ Laptop and it had a worm virus embedded in the root directory so I completely wiped the OS (XP Home) and reloaded it off of the hard drive recovery. XP Loaded fine until the setup...


I face the same problem but what i do is put a fan near to the laptop on the upper left side because it is too hot and so it freez, i face this problems several time, i hope it might help

Jan 23, 2009 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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Gateway 7330GZ wont boot


for me this is the try and test situation,
try to remove ram -- look what happen. or try to turn on the laptop with the xp cd in the drive rom, there a similar case and the problem solved after i take out the keyboard and put it on again.

Jan 18, 2009 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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Notebook Gateway 7330GZ won't boot


Hm...That sounds like either the motherboard is dying/dead or a device is (such as the hard drive). I would suggest removing one piece at a time and see if you can get past that screen. The most annoying would be if it is the DVD drive since it's probably the most difficult device to remove from the laptop. (If memory serves it involves removing a certain screw from the bottom and then getting under the keyboard so you can push it out).

Do you have a second stick of RAM installed? Mine died a while ago and caused real heck with my 7330GZ.

Nov 16, 2008 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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Power jack repalcement Gateway 7330GZ Notebook


you have options....#1 send it out to gateway for an arm and a leg...(i have the same model and had the same problem), #2 find a local computer repair store...they will most likely charge about 30 for the part.(that's what i was charged + 60 an hour for labor took 2 hours...) or #3 do it yourself, if you can solder then i can talk you through most of the dis assembly..plus you can get the part remarkably cheaper

Nov 08, 2008 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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My recovery CD (gateway 7330gz PC) are no working


I have the same problem with my Gateway 7330gz. My laptop got infected with spywares and it was so annoyed that I have to think about recover the system. So I did it with Gateway Recovery software. I chose the recovery option (press F11 when boot up)from hard drive since my dvd drive was broken. It went well but when it boots up again and Windows XP says detecting and installing the drivers and such, it was frozen haft way through. I turned off power many times to reboot but it kept freezing at that point. I search Internet for help and seen this post. Wonderful! I press F2 to go to BIOS setup screen, use right arrow key to move to Advance menu option. There I use down arrow key to select SpeedStep, hit (-) key to disable it. Then F10 to save and exit, hit enter for OK button. The system boots again but this time it was no longer freezing, the setup process went through ok and continues...I am so happy and type this message so it might help others with the same issue. Thanks

May 23, 2008 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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