Question about Microsoft Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Gateway laptop.. The laptop will boot and in about 20 seconds..it freezes. I tried "recovery" .. but it asks for DISK 2 to be inserted.. but it only has "1 of 1" disk. Therefore, I can't "recover"..

Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • VisorVik Nov 01, 2008

    Yes.. I used Safe Mode.. to delete any and all

    pictures and music files.

    Even tried to "recover" while in safe mode..

    I should also mention that there was a window that

    popped after booting called "QTTASK.EXE"

    I have since found out that this is a virus..

    (that's the result of a google search)..



    I went in and deleted QUICK TIME..

    the window disappeared.. but the problem of freezing

    still exists..



    Any ideas on what to do from here?



    Thanks for any and all advice!





  • VisorVik Nov 01, 2008

    No printer connected to the laptop with the problems..

  • VisorVik Nov 02, 2008

    That worked! computer is working..



    I have one more question, however!



    I suppose that when I tried the system "recovery".. (more than once..since it didn't work the first time or two)

    I filled up DRIVE D.. (recovery drive on this Gateway)

    I get a warning that there is low disk space in this drive..



    what do I do? do I delete some files??

    if so, which ones??

    or just leave it alone??



    For the time being, the computer is working fine..

    THANK YOU!

  • VisorVik Nov 02, 2008

    One other comment..

    I couldn't download the SUPERANTISPYWARE..

    it says that "system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation "



    but, I guess it doesn't matter as long as it's working???

  • VisorVik Nov 04, 2008

    it's a home computer..

  • VisorVik Nov 04, 2008

    Yes.. that's right. So, there must be a block that I put on there and don't even realize it..

    ???

  • msmaniac May 11, 2010

    Have you tried logging in through the Safe mode?



×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 275 Answers

Do u have a usb printer connected?

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Ali Khambati
    Ali Khambati Nov 02, 2008

    of u have a high speed connection go in to the safe mode with networking and go to www.gur.in and download three softwares and run them in the same sequence they are located on the download section and they are free

    1) malaware bytes

    2) dial a fix

    3) superantispyware

    and than make sure u remove the infections found in malware bytes and superantispyware ....

    the deleted option is located in the softwares itself

    and than restart the system

    and also after this u get any kind of msg run the ccleaner also

    before running these softwares run the msconfig and disable all the start up items and than restart the system and when the system restarts it will give a popup and it will have an option " do not show this msg again " put a chk mark on that

  • Ali Khambati
    Ali Khambati Nov 04, 2008

    thats nice to know that the system is working correctly

    but i am more concerned about the superantispyware not being downloaded

    are u using a system in office or home ?

  • Ali Khambati
    Ali Khambati Nov 04, 2008

    and u are the admin user right ?

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Gateway T-6330u Laptop won't boot up


I would think that unfortunately the hard drive, is faulty. You will have to replace it.

Mar 08, 2010 | Gateway T-6330U Notebook

1 Answer

Gateway MX6421 does not boot, even when recovery disk is in. In recovery mode, splash sreen opens up, and the timing bar zips across about 3 times then freezes


well this might be the case if the recovery disc is corrupt so if you don't have any important files in the c drive its better to reinstall the OS but before that try the safe mode option while booting the pc.

good luck.

Jan 06, 2010 | Gateway MX6421 Notebook

1 Answer

Gateway mt6728 recovery boot disk


you can get the recovery disk from Gateway's website, here is the link:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=gateway



Nov 29, 2009 | Gateway MT6728 Notebook

2 Answers

Mbr error


1. You can fix the MBR error by booting the Computer with a Windows Setup disk.

2. Boot from the Windows CD, and press "R" to enter the Recovery Console.

3. In the Recovery Console Enter your Administrator password.

4. Type in the following: bootcfg /rebuild

5. Then: fix mbr

6. Type: Exit


Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Sep 13, 2009 | Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Mx3228 laptop says need to do system recover-no cd drive though!


Try reinstalling the OS. Use a OS cd and insert it beofre booting up and follow the screen instructions. Just try reinstalling the OS..Dont format it unless you wish to delete the data in ur HDD.

Mar 28, 2009 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

1 Answer

Can't extract files on System Recovery Disc 4 for Compaq Presario model 6350US


At this point, you can try to clean your disk # 4 and see what happen,
or try to make a copy of disk # 4 (if you can copy the disk) and try again.

or

1) Contact your customer support and ask for a new set of disks.(or only # 4)

or

2) Boot your computer with another OS disk (win XP)

or

3) Boot your computer with some utility disk

Oct 19, 2008 | Gateway MX6421 Notebook

7 Answers

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

2 Answers

Operating system not found


On my Windows 7 laptop, I have got "Operating System not found" error. to fix problem, Windows Boot Genius helped me finally!

Mar 15, 2008 | Gateway M305CRV Notebook

8 Answers

System recovery


It sounds like the boot sector on your main hard drive is corrupted. You should have created an emergency boot disk when you first purchased the computer. Since you don't have the oroginals you should borrow a system CD from a friend and boot up that way and try to a recovery. Selecting F8 during the bootup sequence allows one to start if Safe mode, but I believe (I usually run Linux) you still need the boot sector on the main hard drive to be valid in order for this to work. The F1 gets you to the Bios screen (?) where you can select the boot sequence (hard drive, CD, or floppy first/second/third), among other things. Hopefully someone with more Windows experience than I can assistance better than I can, I just thought I'd throw that out there.

Dec 05, 2006 | Gateway E-2000 Deluxe PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

44 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2642 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18343 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...